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The Documentary Every F---Ing Day of My Life


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: domestic abuse, law, justice, human rights, womens rights, childrens rights, ethics, freedoms )

Laurel
- 1683 days ago - hbo.com
This harrowing documentary follows the final days of freedom for Wendy Maldonado, an Oregon mother of four who pleaded guilty, along with her oldest son Randy, to killing her abusive husband in May 2005. Please help the family find justice.



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Laurel W. (217)
Friday December 18, 2009, 12:59 am
"On May 1, 2005, Wendy Maldonado, an Oregon mother of four, called 911 in hysterics. "I just killed my husband," she confessed. When the operator asked how long her husband had abused her, Maldonado replied, "Every f---ing day of my life." Wendy, along with her eldest son Randy, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This film follows Wendy and her family in the few days before she begins a 10- year prison sentence for the crime. Alternately shocking and heartbreaking, the film tells the story of one woman's fateful decision to make a new life for herself and her children at all costs, even her own freedom."

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Please forward this information to friends, send letters to the Oregon legislature, the governor, celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and those who are advocates of victims of domestic violence.

People to contact:


http://www.leg.state.or.us/writelegsltr/

https://www.oprah.com/plugform.jsp?plugId=220

http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact_us.shtml

You can copy/paste this information below to use as a form letter or write your own. Thank you!

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"Please help Wendy and Randy Maldonado, mother and son, who were recently incarcerated for man slaughter (self-defense) in a case of extreme domestic abuse. Their story, "Every F-- Day of My Life",recently aired on HBO. You can read the account here:

http://jezebel.com/5426520/every-f-ing-day-of-my-life-one-day-of-violence-is-one-day-too-many

People who have heard this case are sending letters requesting action to the legislature of Oregon .

I am asking you to become involved because an injustice has taken place because of the laws that are in place today.

Wendy Maldonado and her children suffered tremendous emotional, physical and psychological abuse at the hands of the father, Aaron Maldinado. Aaron Maldonado repeatedly told his wife he wanted to be a serial killer and would kill her and everyone she loved. He designed a "killing spot" for her in a field, wrote a song about how he would kill her, knocked her teeth out, broke broom handles over her back and smashed her head into walls repeatedly. He beat her in front of their children and also beat the children. The police were called by neighbors and as is in domestic cases her husband expected her to turn the police away or receive another beating.

Wendy Maldonado and her son Randy do not belong in jail. Why was this tragedy not concluded as self defense of a family? How much more vivid evidence do we need to show the extent of abuse?

At the sentencing hearing the judge said that he believed the Maldonados’ accounts of 20 years’ of horrific abuse, but that he couldn’t let them walk away, “because we don’t work that way.” and concluded, “Maybe you have an argument to take to the legislature to expand justifiable homicide under the law.”


 

Laurel W. (217)
Friday December 18, 2009, 1:03 am
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Carol L. (202)
Friday December 18, 2009, 2:44 am
There was clearly a history of domestic abuse. The police were obviously called numerous times so why didn't he end up in prison? Maybe the police in Grants Pass need to be sued.
 

Lydia R. (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 11:55 am
I saw the documentary and I could not believe that they were sent to jail. There was clearly a lot of witnesses to their difficult life dealing with everyday abuse. It is heartbreaking to see that justice serves the rich more than the poor.
 

Annie Hendicks (0)
Tuesday December 22, 2009, 8:49 am
I recently viewed the documentary Every Fucking Day of My Life and I was beyond appalled. What Wendy and those four beautiful boys had to endure at the hands of that sick, psychotic twist. Quite frankly, I'm suprised she and the children lasted as long as they did without their lives ending at the hands of Aaron. Wendy, if you read this know that your years have not been spent in vain, because despite the horrendous abuse you and your children were subjected to, you did something right---it's clear that you adore your children, they adore you and they adore one another. How you were able to sustain to keep such a powerful love alive is amazing to me. God bless you and your beautiful boys.
 

Josie P. (0)
Monday December 27, 2010, 5:47 pm
I can't understand why Wendy had to suffer so many years. Didn't her neighbors ever think of picking up the phone & calling a hotline or women's helpline? Doesn't Oregon have have help for battered women? This woman & her children suffered for years and now she's the one in prison? It's appalling that the only time the law cares about an abused woman is when she's dead. But when she's being systematically tortured by her husband, oh noooooooo. Hands off. The law waits for death, then they step in. Is this justice? What kind of law protects torture & abuse? I guess it's called "Hey, you married the wrong guy. Your problem."
 
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