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Life After Billy
 
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Brian Vallee
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Life After Billy

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When a jury, in November 1982, acquitted Jane Stafford of first degree murder in the death of her common-law husband, Billy, the packed courtroom rose as one to applaud the verdict.  The case attracted national attention and, because of it, the battered wife syndrome is now an accepted defense and it is permissible to bring forward, evidence of longtime abuse in cases in w ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Seal Books
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Bonnie
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ANYONE BEING ABUSED OR WANTING TO HELP SOMEONE BEING ABUSED OR YOU SUSPECT IS BEING ABUSED
Recommended to Bonnie by: A FRIEND IN NOVA SCOTIA
. .I WISH I HAD KNOWN JANE AND PERHAPS WE COULD HAVE TALKED AND HELPED HER THROUGH HER ISSUES.I HOPE HER SONS CAN HAVE THE HAPPY HEALTHY LIVES SHE WANTED FOR THEM I KNOW THERE ARE SICK BASTARDS OUT THERE BUT I WOULD REPORT THEM IF I KNEW,THE PROBLEM WAS THEN THAT THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT BUT HOPEFULLY FOR THOSE BEING ABUSED TODAY THE COURTS WOULD SEE THROUGH THE ABUSERS AND THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN WOULD GET JUSTICE.THE RESTRAINING ORDERS AREN'T WORTH THE PAPER THEY ARE WRITTEN ON TO THOSE KIND OF PE ...more
Jenn
Dec 26, 2010 rated it liked it
I found this to be not as detailed as the first book. Then again, it's really a different tale. I feel bad for all the crap she put up with and all the other crap she let people laud over her. Her newest husband sounds like a bastard, and even though he wasn't abusive, how he cut out her family after her death really made me angry.
Nancy
Apr 17, 2008 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book and wished I could talk to her and comfort her somehow. The choices she made after he was gone disappointed me. But life doesn't always go the way we want.
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