Abused N.C. woman dreads release of ex-husband
Can you believe this? From the article:
Since her ex-husband used pliers and a broom handle and a belt to abuse her 15 years ago, leaving her with permanent disabilities, she's shuffled to high schools to counsel students and taught law enforcement officers about domestic violence.She has injuries consistent with a car wreck; he tortured her. He got a female inmate to send her a death threat, threatened her by phone, and they let the bastard go! They could have kept him for a further fourteen years, but they let him go. He even objected to wearing an ankle bracelet for six months, but later agreed to it as a condition of parole.
But always, in the back of her head, was the vow Thomas Howard Price Jr. made in a letter from prison. On Friday he was released, and she began waiting for him to make good on his promise to kill her and her daughters.
"Is he coming today, is it going to be tomorrow?" she said before he was released last week. "Just the always wondering, always having to watch your every move and never knowing when he's going to show up."
Just why do they think he objected? Duh!
This is what is wrong with our system. They guy has obviously convinced a parole board that he is "rehabilitated," and won't go after her.
Right. Do parole boards do any sort of research? These guys don't quit! You can bet he has been stewing over how it's all her fault he went to jail in the first place. He will be after her.
Here's a PDF of his appeal, in which he pleads that evidence from the assault and kidnapping trial was improperly admitted into the trial for sending the death threat. Judge overruled.
He needs to be put down. It's difficult to avoid blaming his lawyer right along with him, too. This man is going to threaten this woman and her daughters for as long as he is free to do so. She will see him when she shops, he will be watching her home and work, calling her at all hours, emailing her...until he shows up at her house with a gun.
If I know this, why doesn't the parole board?