Mixed feelings

She was beaten with an aluminum bat, she was strangled, and he reminded her numerous times that he could kill her. This is not just her version, her children have also testified to this.  

I don’t know how long Rebecca Ramm lived with her husband David Ramm, but she says now that she wished she had left him when the abuse first began. Instead she stayed…..and one  night while he was sleeping, she shot him.

Now she has spent a year in jail, and was sentenced to 8 years in prison (time served, she will spend 7 years in prison). And she will be on supervision for 22 years.

I am against murder for anything except in self defense, and defense of another. At the same time, I can understand that when abuse gets this bad, that revenge may take over.

Still, look what her choice got her. She had the option of leaving him, seeking out safety, and she didn’t. Instead she stayed, she was beaten, till she got to the point where she committed murder. Now she will spend the next 7 years in prison, and when she comes out with a record she will still have to have monitoring.

A very sad story, and well worth pondering what her life might have been like, if she had sought out safety, she wouldn’t have had to suffer the beatings, and she wouldn’t be headed to prison now. And likely her children would have had a much easier life, since they wouldn’t have had to be worry so much about their mother’s safety.


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