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Rosebud Sioux Woman on Trial for Murdering Boyfriend

Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, murdered, boyfriend, abuse )

- 3306 days ago -
LAKE ANDES -- A University of British Columbia professor on Thursday disputed a defense expert's theory that Jennifer Ladd suffered from battered women's syndrome


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Lady Xanadu (48)
Friday February 26, 2010, 1:45 pm
Attending funeral services tomorrow for a woman that tried working within the laws & through the courts. See where it got her. 6ft. under. I hope she gets off & can life the rest of her life without the constant fear of losing it.

Elaine Dixon (71)
Friday February 26, 2010, 1:59 pm
I hope that she gets off and they need to come down harder and abuse it is not fair when someone tries to defend their self when the courts have already let you down.

Jean M (143)
Friday February 26, 2010, 3:11 pm
This poor woman suffered most of her life at the hands of abusive men and of course all the men in the court room would not understand that she finally had enough. I have been an abuse counselor and I can tell you that women in these kind of relationships do not know how to leave or to change things. So sad.

mary f (200)
Friday February 26, 2010, 5:10 pm
so sad shes suffered enough

Chris W. (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 12:30 am
With all due respect we are only hearing one side of the story. With the information I've read on this story via this website it is completely one-sided. I don't think it is fair to paint her as not-guilty and that she had no other choice but to use deadly-force, until we hear both sides of the story. Unfortunately he is dead and we cannot hear what he would have to say, but we can gather facts to try and establish what the true story was. Is there any documented reports about past abuse, such as police reports? Of course the woman's own mother and daughter will try and paint her as a victim and him as a perpatrator.

Chris W. (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 12:32 am
I'm not necessarily saying that she's a murderer, but I would like to see more evidence that this act was a matter of self-defense.

Linda J (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 7:53 am

N. D (15)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 8:03 am
Noted, what a story !

Jeff W (38)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 9:06 am
It is tragic that this was not prevented by counselling in the past!...The accused woman does seem to have issues with the way she may have been treated by previous partners! I don't condone her actions but, continued abuse can over a long period cause many mental problems besides physical injury!..

kathryn cook (628)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 10:32 am
tragic- last July I lived w/a family who lost their daughter to domestic violence the young womans husband knifed her 27 times and then torched the home - he was caught and the trial begins in March but, she is still dead, leaving childrenand family to grieve and he is alive - I hope this woman goesfree.

Kirstie M (12)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 11:41 am
may this ladies heart be mended and rightful justice served. I hope the evidence is true for her and all the families concerned. blessed be xx

A B (10)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 11:51 am
truth be thy protected peace be with her always

Rebecca Stover (33)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 4:05 pm
I will tell you what I am tired of: hearing story after story of a womn who had restraining orders against some ex and then he came over to where she was or worked and killed her. It seems like a week does not go by where I do not hear one of these. The law can not stop someone who is that disturbed. If they don't care if they die, it is kill or be killed, paper won't stop them. If she did this after years of abuse as she claims, If she went to the police and got no help, then I hope she gets off! She has suffered enough.

Jennifer J (35)
Monday March 1, 2010, 2:31 am
I feel for her. having a hisory of abuse~ she was broken. it was only a mater of time before she snapped. as with previous posts many of us have thought about it,I am sorry she felt that was her only option.

La Loba L (49)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 10:05 am
In this care a jury of her peers would have been 10 women who had lived through abuse. It's sad, but living with an abuser does make one a bit crazy from time to time. Personally, I've been there, done that. I clung to my job and friends to escape the crazy world of living with the man until I got out. Too often those who are abused can't/don't tell their families, knowing they would (in some cases) take matters into their own hands, or simply tell her to get out. Getting out, is not as easy as walking out the door. The police are loath to become involved in "domestic violence" cases, until there is severe *physical* damage, or death.
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