Murderous Seduction: Susan Wright and the Murder of her Husband Jeffrey Wright

It was a twisted road, filled with pole dances and drugs for a young couple that was about to join on a path that ended with the murder of one of them.

Susan Lucille Wyche was a beautiful, blonde 21-year-old the day she met Jeff Wright. They were both in love after their first date, each without knowing the others darkest secrets.

Susan, shortly after graduating high school, had spent eight weeks working as an exotic dancer. When she’d grown tired of topless dancing, Susan used the money she earned to enroll in a nursing program at a community college and found a job at a hair salon. School, according to Susan, became too time consuming and expensive so she quit.

Jeff and Susan Wright familyJeff, alternatively, had spent his teen years and adulthood partying with friends, binging on alcohol and cocaine but as his thirtieth birthday quickly approached, Jeff had been thinking more about settling down with a wife and kids. And after he met her, he believed Susan was “the one.”

Everything was falling into place for Susan and Jeff. Although they each knew they wanted to be with the other forever, no one had really spoken the words just yet. But when Susan announced a few months into their relationship that she was pregnant, Jeff knew it was time to take the plunge.

Two weeks later Jeff and Susan were married in a small ceremony just outside of Houston, Texas.

It was Fall 1998.

Old Habits Die Hard

After Jeff and Susan’s son Bradley Wright was born, the couple bought a home on Berry Tree Drive in the White Oaks subdivision in the Cypress-Fairbanks section of Houston. Susan, even through the pregnancy and birth of a daughter, kept the outside neat and tidy by growing and tending to the flowers and shrubs. Jeff had recently dug out a section of patio off the screened in porch where, when he found time, he intended to install a fountain.

On the surface, things seemed perfect but chaos was brewing underneath.

Four years into the marriage, Jeff wasn’t partying as much as he once had but he still enjoyed tying one on every now and again. Susan hated it when he was high because Jeff was too aggressive, with her and with the children. She would later tell stories of being kicked, punched, and slapped during Jeff’s coke-fueled rages.

It irritated Jeff to no end that Susan constantly nagged about his drug use. He was a grown man and entitled to do as he pleased. After all, Susan knew he enjoyed partaking of the drugs when she married him – so why should he stop now?

Susan was growing weary of it. She loved Jeff and didn’t really believe in divorce, but she was so very tired. This nightmare had to end.

And it was going to, one way or another. But another one was about to begin.

Wright and Wrong

On the evening of January 13, 2003, Jeff was riding another cocaine high. As he played with Bradley, doing their play-fighting, Jeff had hit his son a little too hard in the face. Bradley began crying and Jeff was sure another lecture from Susan was about to be unleashed. He was glad when she seemed not to have noticed and kicked back to enjoy the last few hours of his high.

Jeff WrightAfter the kids had been tucked into bed and were sound asleep, Jeff was a little surprised to look up and see Susan standing in the doorway of their bedroom wearing only a silk bathrobe. She didn’t have to speak a single word for Jeff to turn off the television and get off the couch.

When Jeff entered the bedroom, he found the room aglow with red candles and soft music playing in the background. As the couple began to kiss, caress, and undress, Susan suggested that Jeff lay down on the bed. With cocaine buzzing through him, Jeff became even more excited when Susan began to slowly and seductively tying each of his limbs to the bed’s headboard and footboard.

Once Jeff was naked and spread-eagle, Susan put her plan to end the abuse into action.

First, she took one of the candles and, after kissing her husband’s chest, poured the wax on his inner thigh. Jeff yelped and struggled to get free but couldn’t because of the bindings.

Next, Jeff suddenly felt a horrible pain in his groin. Struggling to break free and see in the dim lights, he watched as his wife brought forward a knife while holding his “member” in her hand. It dawned on Jeff that Susan had cut him in the worst place with a knife that had obviously been in the room all evening and he knew, then and there, things were only going to get worse.

He was right.

Susan began telling her husband that, although she had been meek in the past, she was tired of his abuse and now she was in charge. With anger dripping from her voice, Susan again sliced at Jeff’s penis. Jeff screamed in pain. Susan gave it another nick of the knife.

Jeff broke out into a cold sweat and frantically tried to figure out how he was going to get out of this and get to a hospital when, without warning, Susan suddenly spun around to face him and raised the knife over her head. As Susan shook with rage and Jeff struggled to break free, she began stabbing her husband over and over again.

Crying and stabbing, Susan shouted out every injustice her husband had ever committed against her and the children. Emboldened by violence, which to Susan was righting the wrongs, she stabbed her husband again and again and again.

Jeff had been dead for quite some time before Susan, her rage finally spent after 193 blows, dropped the bloody knife onto the bed and silently slid off the bed to the floor.

Covering Up A Murder Becomes A Chore

Susan sat on the floor for a while, coming to terms with what she had done. But it was time to start taking care of business because Susan didn’t want to go to prison for murder.

Steeling herself for the task at hand, Susan flipped on the bedroom light. She’d expected it to be messy but she was astonished at the amount of blood everywhere. It was on the walls, the floor, the furniture – everywhere! Susan nearly became overwhelmed with panic, but she pulled herself together and went to shower.

Susan Wright crime sceneThen Susan went to work.

First things first, she called her in-laws 150 miles away in Austin. She cried as she told them that earlier in the evening Jeff had returned home from boxing lessons in a rage. She said he’d taken out his anger on her and Bradley. Ron and Kay Wright were shocked at what they were hearing and asked to speak to their son. Susan told them they couldn’t because Jeff had stormed out of the house and left. Susan said she was certain Jeff had left her for good. When her mother and father-in-law asked what had set him off, Susan replied, rather frankly, “Drugs” and proceeded to tell them about the cocaine and marijuana and the debt he’d run up trying to keep up with his habit. It was the first the couple had heard about their son using drugs since he’d married four years ago.

For a little more than an hour, Susan ranted and cried to Jeff’s parents about the problems between she and her husband but, when it was all over, Susan still had more to do; Jeff’s body still lay dead and bloody in the master bedroom.

What to do, what to do.

After a little while, Susan decided she would use the hole Jeff had dug for the fountain to bury his body. Finally getting momentum by grabbing his ankles, Susan drug him through the house to the patio, then pushed him into the grave Jeff had unknowingly dug for himself. Rigor mortis was setting in, however, and making fitting him into the hole a more difficult task than Susan had imagined. After cramming him in, she began scooping the dirt over the top of him; just as the sun was starting to come up. Susan realized it wasn’t a very good place to bury the body, but it would have to do for now.

Back in the house, Susan began cleaning up the blood beginning with the path of blood from the bedroom to the patio. She put the bloody sheets into a garbage bag and tossed the bloody mattress into the backyard while trying to figure out what to do with it later. Then she loaded the kids into the car and ran a couple of errands, including stopping by the hardware store to pick up a couple of gallons of paint. Every spare moment between caring for the kids and the dog, Susan worked at cleaning up the crime scene.

When she was done, Susan looked around the room. Except for the huge bleach spot on the carpet, which she was sure she could explain away if ever asked, she thought everything looked normal.

But thinking and knowing are two very different things.

Dang That Dog

After Susan’s call, Jeff’s parents had spent a sleepless night waiting for a call or a visit from their son but it never came. As morning slipped away to afternoon, the Wrights called Susan and asked if Jeffrey had ever returned home. Yes, she told them, he had returned home to collect his clothing and they had wound up in a shouting match. Jeff was so angry, Susan said, he took a bottle of bleach and shook it all over the bedroom and her clothing. This story really perplexed the Wrights and they were now even more desperate to talk with him. But again, Susan told them, Jeff had forgotten to take his cell phone.

Susan also received calls from Jeff’s boss and her neighbor. Susan told them the same story she told the Wrights. While Jeff’s employer wondered what to do about a vital employee, the neighbor encouraged Susan to file a report about the abuse with police.

After she’d told the story to several more people, Susan realized time was running out. The questions were getting more difficult to answer and before long some of these people, especially Jeff’s parents, were likely to show up. She had to do something more to get things back under control.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, Susan walked into Precinct 4 of the Harris County Constable’s office. There she filed a report based on the same story she told everyone else and had pictures taken of the cuts and bruises on her hand. She told police she was fearful of what would happen when her husband returned and discovered she’d reported the incident to police, so she was granted a restraining order for her and the children.

By Saturday, Susan was about break under the pressure. Everyone kept calling and their questions were becoming harder to answer. She wasn’t sure how much longer she could take this. She wished everyone would leave her alone.

In the end, it was the family’s little chow-mix dog that sent Susan over the edge. When she looked outside to the spot where Jeff’s body was buried, Susan discovered the dog had begun digging at the thin layer of potting soil she’d spread across the grave and now Jeff’s arm reached out from ground and the back of his head was exposed.

But that wasn’t the worst part, not at all.

The dog, in an effort to pull its find from its hiding place, had chewed Jeff’s hand off and now it lay like a toy on the patio.

That was the final straw. Susan couldn’t go on another day.

Bundling Kailey and Bradley into the car, Susan drove to her mother’s home a few miles away. After Susan rambled on to her mother about restraining orders, cleaning up the house, and fear that Jeff would kill her if he returned, Susan Wyche was more confused than ever. Finally, she looked at her daughter and said, “Susan, did you kill Jeff?” With a slight nod of the head, Susan Wright slumped forward and put her head on the table.

Everyone was finally going to get a straight answer about the whereabouts of Jeff Wright.

Confessions and Courtroom Theatrics

At her mother’s advice, Susan sent her children to stay with her sister Cindy while her mother scrambled to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney.

Police were notified of where they could find Jeff’s body. Although Susan believed she’d thoroughly erased any signs of the murder from the house, the police found plenty of blood, not visible to the naked eye, in the bedroom.

Susan Wright turned herself on January 24, 2003, and her trial began in February 24, 2004.

Susan Wright prison photoSusan took the stand in her own defense and claimed that she had killed Jeff in self-defense after he attacked her with a knife while screaming, “Die, bitch!” As an explanation of how she had come to stab him almost 200 times, Susan said that once she started she couldn’t stop because she was terrified he would kill her.

Prosecutor Kelly Siegler, on the other hand, argued that Susan’s tears were fake and that she had killed her husband in hopes of collecting on a $200,000 life insurance policy. And to drive her point home just how deliberately Susan murdered Jeff, the Wrights’ actual bed was brought into the courtroom and Siegler, along with a volunteer, re-enacted the murder for the jury; pretending to stab “the victim” all 193 times.

This courtroom scene was very dramatic and not easily forgotten by anyone who has ever witnessed it. Especially so for jurors, no doubt, who, after only five and one half hours, find Susan guilty of murder.

Susan was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for murdering her husband. But in 2005, when Misty McMichael, wife of former NFL Super Bowl Champion Steve McMichael, came forward and told of the violence and abuse she endured during her four years as Jeff Wright’s fiance, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, in an unprecedented move, granted Susan a new sentencing hearing.

On November 10, 2010, five years was taken off Susan’s sentence, making her eligible for parole on February 28, 2014. As of this writing, Susan is incarcerated at the Hobby Unit in Marlin, Texas.

Bradley and Kailey have been adopted by Jeff’s brother, Ronald Wright, Jr. Susan, at her re- sentencing hearing, said she hopes to be released from prison and get her children back. Apparently Susan hasn’t thought of two very important points: (1) Chances are slim to none that the adoption would be reversed and (2) do her children want their mother back?

My Personal Thoughts

There have been several comments made online by men who have written to Susan Wright and they all say the same thing: the woman is a self-absorbed princess with an overinflated sense of entitlement who gets very angry when she doesn’t get her way.

That’s no surprise to me. Why would anyone expect any less out of a woman who seduced her husband to kill him?

I think Jeff probably was abusive. Drugs and alcohol have a way of turning even the meekest of people into the meanest and I’m not under the impression that Jeff was even slightly meek when sober. So if Susan had killed him during one of those rages she described, I’d say, “Well, one more scuzzbucket went to meet his maker.” But when you lure him to the bedroom, tie him to the bedpost, stab him 193 TIMES, and then try to cover up all traces of the crime, I’m not buying it was self-defense.

If you want me and others to believe that you killed him in self-defense, you better call police as soon as he’s dead. And you might want to be sporting more than just a couple of tiny scratches on your hand if you want me to believe you were fighting for your life. Oh yeah, it’s also a good idea if your husband isn’t tied up or sleeping at the time of death too.

At last but not least, please don’t tell me you stayed with your abuser because divorce was against your religion. Really? Read your Holy Bible; murder is in the top ten, divorce is not.

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95 Responses to “Murderous Seduction: Susan Wright and the Murder of her Husband Jeffrey Wright”

  1. [...] to kill – until some of the final scenes, where some of her deviousness comes to light. But, I know first hand how deeply some folks got so wrapped-up in the first portion of the movie that they failed to see [...]

  2. Mylisa says:

    Most accounts actually say that the truth was he was alive for all 193-97 stabs, beginning with his eyes. I think it’s important to note that he was tortured by this woman, not just killed to ‘protect herself’.

    • Mary says:

      I cannot believe he survived 193-197 stabs. Quote just one source. I saw autopsy photos of his body – Common sense screams he died long before last blow struck.

  3. joseph says:

    you fucking people crack me up everyone has an opinion yet no one does any kind of background or research. Where do you get your facts ..YOU DONT CUZ YOU DONT HAVE ANY. Just a little checking and you’ll find that in 75% of the fatal or extreme violence against women in a domestic setting occurs AFTER SEPERATION! That’s reason enough for me to understand why a woman wouldn’t leave…also what isn’t posted here, written in books or in that stupid movie is that she did leave twice and twice Jeff tracked her down and made trouble enough for those helping her that she was obliged to go back. Plus she had no means no job and two kids. Not much choice as far as I can see it.
    As far s as the motive …for money . That’s laughable. No one stabs another and buries them , leaves blood all over the walls and house.( she didn’t cover it up) her attempts to cover up were obviously those of someone temporarily insane and not in her right mind. there was obviously no premeditation. Even a school kid would plan a cover up better it was pure impulse And my research shows that the insurance was for less than $60K not 200k
    Finally I assume that those who are so judgmental here are the same that have never been abused or been in an abusive environment Well good for you For the rest of us who know about violence let me say this…its psychological almost waits or wants the inevitable violence to occur just to get it over with, so they can go back to a normal routine.
    You get beaten, they feel sorry , apologize, promise it wont happen again, they beg, they cry…and for a period all is well (until the next time, of course) And you wait and wait and you feel the build up of the inevitable terror to come…no wonder people snap…
    I can’t even begin to explain what violence does to your self esteem. ( personal experience )Even later on in life, it stays with you forever.

    No I don’t like what she did but I understand it. And no one can say for sure whether she seduced him or complied with his advances. The seduction scenario is pure conjecture.I think its the latter. I think he wanted sex and was forcing her to give it to him and she had to comply until it got rough or she became disgusted by his slobbering filthy demands. Which seems more likely considering the state he was in..fucked up drunk, on coke and (other) opiates …as one report I read mentioned, quoted from a toxicology screen .
    Every coke addict I’ve known or spoken to speaks nothing else except how he feels driven to kinky or aggressive sex. This being the case I am sure she experienced rape more then once from her own husband. So as far as I am concerned she should have cut off his penis and left him alive.

    No one has the right to lay a hand on another w/o permission- after being abused over a period of time physically mentally emotionally …it will take its toll and repercussions will arise….in this case the abuser got his due….you reap what you sow …

    No matter what you feel she got 20 years and is doing time. She is doing what our society has deemed her punishment. I just hope that none of you have to go through what she did
    No one will ever know what really happened not even Susan. I doubt she remembers fully herself……

    stop judging and start thinking ….there are too many women and children being abused and it never get exposed look to blame the abuser not the victims

    • Mary says:

      I agree. Movies are usually big on drama, so facts are often twisted. No one should assume the murder happened as portrayed in the movie. That’s why the disclaimer “Based on true events”.

    • Marla S says:

      Don’t mean you have a right to take the Law into your own hands. There are women shelters, rape crisis centers, etc where she could go and could have been protected. She deserved what she got and hope she never gets released. No excuse for what she did, no one deserves to be killed just because you are too lazy to get ur azz out and leave and not look back..Anyway, there was NO proof of abuse……No police reports, No hospital check, nothing! She is just pure EVIL

      • Mylisa says:

        Exactly. If she had time to go to the store and get rope and other stuff and stab him in the eyes first and then 192+ more times while he’s alive, she had time to go to the police or to take her kids and get the hell away from his mentally messed-up, abusive self. He was messed up, he needed help. She could have tied him up and gotten help. She did not HAVE to TORTURE the man to death.

        • Joseph says:

          do you realize how ridiculous you sound…get your facts straight then comment I would expound and explain on your comment further but it would be like trying to reason with a brick. I am not going to try and explain how ludicrous your hypothetical is…iIf you cannot , using common sense and a bit of research understand the possible or in your case scenario the impossible sequence of events you mention then there is no reason to reply to you anymore

          This thread is meant to have a conversation and even a debate but I see many use it to spread their hate.

          • Mylisa says:

            Are you touched? Where did I write any hypothetical statements? It’s “ludicrous” that she do the same thing and tie him up and then GO GET HELP? It’s “common sense” for her to stab him almost 200 times?!!!

            You have issues. Get offline and get some help.

    • Kathyk says:

      This is a little late but just saw this movie. I appreciated your comment, being married from the age of 17 to 34 to a man that beat me, broke my bones and did unspeakable things with a rifle one night other than shoot at me as I was running through the woods. Just leave, right?? Lol. Idiots. I left when I quit fearing death more than I feared living one more day with this psycho. It didn’t hurt that by then my children were bigger than him and beat him half to death the last time he got violent. I don’t know if Ms. Wright was abused, I’m not going to speculate. But everyone who knows the details of my life with that man said they can’t believe I didn’t kill him. Even my minister….And yes, I left time and time again, only to be asked to leave by landlords and even the local women’s shelter bc of Mr. Psycho. There’s too much to type but I know in my heart it’s not black and white and can’t believe some of these poster’s comments. Anyway, I appreciate your comment joseph :-)

  4. clare says:

    “…According to the evidence adduced during the 2010 punishment trial, it was shown that the prosecution’s theory that Jeff was tied to the bed was not supported by the medical examiner who excavated the body. The medical examiner testified that Jeff had a significant amount of cocaine in his body the night he died – so much so that Jeff’s body had not metabolized all the cocaine. The cocaine evidence supported the defense’s assertion that Jeff was intoxicated the night of his death, when he came home from a boxing class and punched his son. Jeff also had several knife wounds on his hands, forearms, back, and the backs of his legs, indicating defensive wounds inconsistent with being tied to a bed.”

    Science says he couldn’t have been in the defenseless position, tied to the bed as part of some “kinky sex” set-up; so this idea that she suddenly morphed from abuse victim to seductive vixen with murder on her mind is just an overblown exaggerated by the prosecution in order to hammer home their version of events. To stab someone that many times takes an intense amount of rage, and years of emotional and physical abuse would certainly cause that to manifest in an otherwise “normal” person. Abusers are excellent at what they do: they know how to slowly isolate victims from friends and family, make them dependent on the abuser (controlling the finances, hiding car keys, monitoring phones and internet use if allowing it all, etc.), break them down steadily and subtly with verbal and psychological abuse, and so forth until the victim has nowhere to go, no means of escape, no ability to leave. Usually the physical violence doesn’t occur until much later in the relationship when the victim is already in emotional and psychological hell; abusers hurt and then manipulate their victims to come back. If they have children, they use them as pawns. I am not saying murder is the answer, but abuse victims often feel trapped and unable to escape; and considering the most dangerous time for them is when they try to leave, it’s not surprising many are scared to do so – there is a good chance they will end up dead.

    What she did was wrong and she should serve time. However, the abuse she suffered and how it effected her psychologically should be taken into considered. Her husband was a violent drug user who was flying on cocaine, a stimulant that increases aggression, and became rough with their son. Perhaps that was the straw that broke the camel’s back for her…

  5. Peg says:

    Well..the 28th was yesterday..did she get paroled???

    • joseph says:

      bcuz her attnys got sandbagged by the prosecution and was over the head …the pros should have never been allowed the bed scene since in TX law you cant show evidence like that unless there was 1st hand eyewitnesses…but she got away with it

  6. Michelle says:

    I still am not sure what I believe, but having suffered years of abuse, I could understand it. There is one glaring question though. Why was he portrayed as innocent and sleeping when he hadn’t even metabolized some of the cocaine in his system? People on coke do NOT fall asleep?

  7. Emily says:

    I can’t find any info about her parole hearing last month. Did she get paroled? Or still in jail?

    • Marla S says:

      was released in Feb. 2014

    • Marla S says:

      was paroled Feb. 2014, but they should have kept her. Don’t think she should be out to get involved with another man and kill him too when things don’t go her way. Don’t believe she was abused either, there was NO proof of it…No police called, no police reports, no doctor visits, anything! I wouldn’t trust her out on the streets!

      • joseph says:

        why do people like you who don’t know a fucking thing about her post? The asshole she married kicked her ass a lot he was 6’4′ 225 lbs and his favorite hobby and sport was boxing which means he liked hitting people she left several times and he made her come back she had no where to go no money no job and two kids…

        he was dope addict went on binges for days and was violent …if you know about cocaine addicts you’ll know what I mean Even his own friend says he was a hard parier and would go for days on end as did his employer Soo! get your shit straight before you say anything you I’ve know her for ten years and she never once complained blamed any one else and has taken her punishment better then anyone I know…

        anyone who abuses another deserves what they get no matter what.

        • Mylisa says:

          He liked boxing therefore “he liked hitting people”???? Sure, all people who enjoy boxing enjoy hitting people. Good rationalization dude.

          • Joseph says:

            its not rationalizing its common sense …”dude”

            if you knew anything you smart ass you would also know that hitting someone in the stomach shows little bruising, something a boxer would know as well and what happened frequently in this case and furthermore one who has a problem hitting others cannot be a successful boxer

            but lets see, what you are saying is that, one who boxes DOES NOT LIKE TO HIT….hhmmm not that’s an intelligent well thought out statement…..

    • Marla S says:

      Correction…..She has NOT been let out of prison thank goodness! Read last night that her parole was denied. Good choice! Its where that killer needs to stay

  8. joseph says:

    still in jail
    spoke to her a few days ago and still nothing from the PB or her attny
    may be tough for her to get paroled TX does not play around.

    But I have a feeling she will get it soon. I hope

  9. Emily says:

    Marla S, where did you get this info from??

    • Marla S says:


    • joseph says:

      I speak to her 3 times a week I spoke to he a few days ago may 3rd and she is till loked up unless they released her since then idk

  10. Jana says:

    Whoever u are Joseph I’m glad ur there for her. I take it her parole was turned down???? What a shame if it was. If she has obeyed the rules in prison an is being a good citizen then they should give her a chance to start over. We all deserve a second chance in life

    • Marla S says:

      Are U serious????????????? Just because she obeyed rules in prison don’t giver her any right to get released! She is sorry as dirt what she did to her husband! She needs to ROT in prison and hope they keep her from EVER getting back into society!

  11. Jana says:

    Well I’m guessing by ur crappy attitude miss Marla u have never been abused!!!!! I have a friend who is going through an it’s is bullshit people an there stupid remarks o just leave!!! It doesn’t work like that! No I don’t agree w what she did but she was pushed to have an outer body exper!!! U don’t know her an neither do I so I shouldn’t judge one day u may b judged urself for something u didn’t have control over!!! U haven’t a clue what these woman go through!!! Get a divorce is what they all say…please u think they are allowed to do that by there abuser! An if it doesn’t happen over night which NO divorce does u know what fear they live in???? NO u don’t!!!!! Don’t judge u weren’t there an she has been punished for it! An will b forever no matter if she is out or in there! For god sakes she can’t see her kids who she was protecting. Her life is hard enough w out people like u slinging ur remarks out there like u know an was there!!! She deserves a second chance she commited a crime an has been punished in more ways than one so what does it hurt for her to get to b w her family. An u say she should of divorced him well y the hell didn’t he divorce her before it got to that point??? Divorce can work both ways cuz didn’t seem like he was to damn happy hisself! An she’s not out of prison so ur just throwing bullshit stories around along w ur comments! Get ur facts straight or don’t b judgemental or stay out of it when u don’t even know.

    • Marla S says:

      Ummmmm, who voted you to play detective????????? Actually, I watched that whole trial and I also read she was to be released in Feb. of 2014, Which obviously the Parole board turned her down and I’m glad cause someone like that needs to stay locked up!~ I know a few who has been through abuse and this woman was NOT abused as she said! Its an excuse to cover up and get away with what she did. I watched her face in court and watched her body language, she is pure EVIL. If she was abused, there are many, many ways to get away from it outside of Capital MURDER! She put her own self in prison, her decision, herown stupididty, so hope as I said before she ROTS in there. Don’t know what makes U an expert on what she did or didn’t do either! So get lost!

      • Mylisa says:

        Fully agree.

      • Matt says:

        i just been reading through these comment, where do you get off saying she should ROT IN JAIL Marla. If you have never come up against domestic abuse then you very lucky, My sister was in an abusive relationship and like Susan she left her abusive partner many times but they have this knack of getting you to go back because you have no money and no job they slowly cut you off from the world and your friends. Its such a shame that you have blinkers on to what is happening in the real outside world. I am not saying that what she did is right or even that it was the right thing to do but in her mind she was protecting her kids if you have kids then is there things that in normal circumstance you wouldn’t think of doing but in the heat of the moment do anything to protect them, if you haven’t then you wont ever get it from a parents point of view what they would do, its just so sad that you don’t seem to comprehend any empathy that people are telling you about abusive relationships which is a shame, she was sentenced and parole is sent for a reason the courts think there is a chance she could go out into normal society and who are you to if thats right or wrong…………

  12. Jana says:

    Joseph can u say how her parole hearing went?? Ik there are a lot of bs remarks on here an mayb don’t want to say. I wrote her mayb she will tell u if u talk w her often. If she gets my letter let her know I’m praying for her release an happiness. I have a friend who goes through abuse an it’s just awful an I see how they can’t just walk away exspecially when there r kids involved.

  13. Jana says:

    I for one don’t have to get lost an don’t give a shit if u watched the whole trial as I said before unless uve been abused shut ur mouth!!!! An u read it in the paper about her parole ok whatever just like ur soo sure cuz u watched the trial sounds like ur info is pretty screwed up an don’t know crap. If someone hits ur child an u have already dealt w abuse for years that would cause a sudden break in reality. U haven’t a clue how abuse works those woman don’t go around telling anyone about it due to fear!!!! An body lauguage….please they become numb an don’t show body lauguage u really need to do reasearch on abused woman an there abuser there r plenty of facts on it! He was a drug user proven FACT so do ur reasearch on how that changes a person as well!!!!!! An while ur reasearching that look up what parole means!!!!!!!!! It is a chance for someone that’s y they have it!!!!! U must be in denial about ur life or his!!!!

    • Mylisa says:

      Before you tell people what they should do, you should make sure you’re perfect. And going your less-thank-average command on the English language, I’d say you’re far from it.

      • Just a speculator says:

        I’ve been reading your comments and I have got to say, you are quite the idiot. Who are you to sit here and say that this woman does not deserve a second chance,,,,,,,are you jesus,,,,,, did you die fir her sins,,,,,, did you suffer on the cross,rise and 3 days,and have a plan to come back and judge us all. Unless you did the following I suggest you be swift to listen but slow to take offense, that ‘s why you have 2 ears but only one mouth. You do not know what happened in that moment she killed her husband nor do you know what she endured before that and you have no right to judge her.

      • jmt says:

        I think you meant “going on your less-than-average command…”. Judge not, lest ye be judged, on the grammer, at least.

  14. Jana says:

    O an no one is playing detective as u say but if I was I’m doing a way better job than u!!!! U haven’t said one damn fact so far!!!!! So mayb u should get lost ur the only one who is making horrible judge mental remarks :) have nice day!!

  15. Jana says:

    O what Marla r u losing control! U r very simple minded. U r the woman we watch on tv locked in someone’s basement being tortured for years cuz u don’t know how to step outside of urself an go into survival mode. But that’s neither here or there. With ea year abused woman r taken more serious an if she would have got what she did in 2010 in 2004 she wouldn’t have gotten half the time she did. But let’s not forget the jury did take 5 yrs off her time so they must have felt some kind of abuse was going on. OR mayb it’s that body lauguage u chose NOT to see an the jury did!!! If you are going to argue w me ur going to need three things 1 education 2 intelligence 3 logic. Otherwise ur way out of ur league w me!!! Ur just babbling on about shit u can’t even give correct info on. O an I’m an idiot…good come back…..simple minded!!!!

  16. Marla S says:

    OMG….speaking of intelligence…….as I said, ur an idiot

    • joseph says:

      you seem to think you know ALL about this case then why is it that you say no Police report of DV yet one of the officers on the scene, testified on her behalf both at trial and for parole as an expert in DV. He testified that all the signs both about on and around Susan were clear evidence of abuse. I don’t know who you are and frankly I don’t give a shit. But you come across as pedantic and arrogant. Furthermore and to my dismay, hateful as well. Why? Do you know Susan? NO! You don’t, do you? You just like to spew hate for the sake of itself I imagine

      You seem to know nothing about domestic violence however, at least by your attitude

      You speak of intelligence and you openly insult others because they don’t agree with your viewpoint …perhaps the reason why you don’t believe she was abused is because you too are an ABUSIVE verbal or physical abuse is abuse and you show signs of abusive behavior, in my opinion. Which would explain a lot about your attitude. But unlike you unfortunately, I know all to well what it is like being abused. Seeing abuse and growing up around it. Its hidden , whispered about and more time then not swept under the rug out of fear and humiliation.

      Here is a little something to think over
      A study on DV done out of Berkley Calif. shows that of all the death and severe injury from DV , 75% OF IT happens AFTER SEPERATION!!!!

      If you’re so damn smart try seeking to understand first then be understood and stop beating others up with your words. You are not as intelligent as you think you are.

      Finally – I’m just about sick of your abusive conversation YOU are the one who is a pc of shit! get off this thread and seek some counseling you need it

  17. Jana says:

    U really have no vocabulary lol or facts as far as that goes!!! Mayb u should find a different web site to slam her cuz as far as I can see ur the only one mouthing about her here! But can’t argue w stupid uneducated people:) ur one of them. Idiot lol that cracks me up! I think it’s more like Bam in ya face!!!!!! Lol. An u can’t handle someone w facts cuz u like to shoot ur mouth off to listen to ur brain raddle. Do urself a favor an go get educated on facts an LIFE!!!!

    • Mylisa says:

      Marla and I are the only ones I see here who know how to write or spell, let alone have a rational, well-thought-out idea of what’s happening. It’s hysterical that you’d try to call her unintelligent considering your lact of general education.

      And so, back to the topic….. in other words, let it go…..

  18. jana says:

    Before u respond with your big babbling words…..see 1,2&3 :)

  19. Jana says:

    Hope that was to that Marla chick that is a damn hateful ass person! She sounds like the abuser type is y she doesn’t get the abusive part.i have been defending susan with what I do know an my heart goes out to her! U sound like a great person an hope susan is doing well an is going forward the best she can. The way I see it we would have been reading about her death if she didn’t do what she did. Good luck to susan

    • joseph says:

      thanks …I haven’t spoke to her in about a week which is unusual
      there are some circumstances that arose pertaining to her situation which I got involved in, per her request, that didn’t go well. She is understandably upset.

      I still haven’t heard anything official about parole I’ve been calling the PB but the phone just rings.

      and you’re right about what you said

      …the truth?????

      As bad as it was she did what many would have liked to have done…saved her own life I don’t suggest everyone do the same but I can condone it and I certainly understand it.

  20. jana says:

    I think we shut that poor excuse for a human up!!!!!! LOL..

    • joseph says:

      lol I just don’t understand people hating for no reason…but that’s me

      I get a little hot about the subject cuz I’ve known Susan for ten years and there is much about her case that no one ever talks about. They all say the same thing…”she danced at a strip club”, like that automatically means she is morally bankrupt …or some deviant sex crazed whore.
      The one statement I read or hear a lot, that really burns me up is when others say “why didn’t she leave”? And what no one seems to know is that SHE DID LEAVE 3 TIMES!!! but w/o resources, no job, no money and two kids where was she going to go? The guy she was married to would interrogate her when she wanted to go to the store for a loaf of bread and would make her call when she got there and when she left so he could time her arrival. In families w/DV problems most don’t want to acknowledge it exits . They just say “oh go back to him, it will be ok” , or “you have to do it for the kids” or some other kind of bullshit. I know this because I experienced it within my own family growing up, done to my mother and two sisters. The sorry truth is even one’s own family doesn’t want to deal with it they don’t want it exposed and that’s why our society still allows it to continue and why we know so little about the dynamics surrounding it. Hell even the cops cant do shit until AFTER THE FACT. And 75 % of the time its too late.

      There are people want to talk about an issue to sound intelligent or just state an opinion and I have nothing against that, but many just repeat was has already been said, or have not real life personal experience about a specific subject thereby lacking any original thought for themselves in their statements. Which just perpetuates the chiming in of assholes like the one girl on this thread…saying a lot and contributing nothing but hatefulness

      Yet the real tragedy about her case is that the prosecution is the one who got away with
      murder. Of what I have read and studied up on re TX law, if I understood it correctly, is that although they can hypothesize about it, any re-enactment said to be exact of the crime is not allowed w/o eyewitness corroboration. Bringing the bed into court and the drama that went with it ‘re-enacting” what they alleged to be true, should have never been allowed and gotten the whole case thrown out on appeal. It may have been had this case never been so publicized. She may have never been convicted or at least be out by now .

      Susan is a very good person, she is caring and very thoughtful. And I could share more about her but it would be inappropriate. Our friendship is very private to me.
      Unfortunately she was pushed past her limits of emotional and psychological control. She should have gotten help, not thrown away. Yet she will sit there for another 10 years I fear …mostly because of politics and hateful people who don’t even want to take the time to understand the truth.

      …and yet in some places our society will allow a child molester to go free..

      Its true…… justice is blind

      • Family help says:

        Joseph, I see your point 110%. I see everyone’s point for that matter. However, if a person haven’t been through the same or similar situation you really do not know. I have been in an abusive situation. However, my family took me away from the guy and dared him to come near me or they’d kick his a–! However, I was happy for that and they told me the same, If I went back they would kick my a–! I didn’t want another black eye. So that was the support “we” need. And that is what a person needs during these times–support like Joseph said, she had no place to go–so what was she to do. Even other have gone to those shelters–and their guy or husbands have found them –because that it their intention is to get you back so all day and all night they purpose in their hearts to find you and get you back! One lady said since all of this with the NFL player Mr. Rice, that on the first sign get out because if you accept it the first time–they will continue! And that’s true. Dr. Phil even said it on his show just because a person isn’t hitting or beating–but are threatening; doesn’t mean they won’t Snap one day and kill you. Mental abuse is HORRIBLE! So, we all need to show a little compassion. Meaning, whether we’ve been there or not–we cannot speak about a thing unless you have gone through it. Unless you experience it–even though we know we don’t like getting hit from parents or classmates, etc. we know we don’t like violence. So from there we know we don’t want to get hit by no one.(That’s why I understand each of you.) But As the saying goes, “Experience is the Best Teacher–even though it isn’t the only one. We still know what we will not want or take. Since my excursion–I was 20 years as age, I am now 62, And wouldn’t dare put myself through that. And believe since 20 years of age, I had one trying to go there with me. I being 29 at that time, I’d married this man, I left after the first time he put the gun to my head. Yes, you have to have an escape plan as well. He wanted to stay until I found work– after I asked him to leave–so I actually lied to say I’d had a job when I really did not, because he thought that I needed him –I was not working and I had a son. But I knew that I could make it. And I did. Family and friend helped until I got a job and it didn’t take very long. Some people gave gifts in money and said keep it–a few I had to eventually pay back… But we were never put out. Tell Susan I too am praying for her strength. I read she have to serve 12.5 years before a possible parole. So that appears to be 2016. I will pray that works for her. She is a mother and those children –I am sure misses her, and she them. Realize parents are very protective of the children. Of course I know I am a parent and a granny now. I am talking the real mother.

  21. Sarah says:

    Dear joseph,

    you wrote exactly what I was thinking all the time reading Susans story and comments left here.
    Thank you for sharing you thoughts and information.

    • joseph says:

      Thanks, I guess I’m tired of people beating her down she has had a lifetime of it and I am irritated by all this negative talk about her.

      I wish I could do more for her and I am ashamed of myself for not being able to do so because she doesn’t belong in prison she belongs at home with her mom and kids

      if a stranger breaks into a house terrorizes you and you somehow get free and end them…you would be a hero But if that stranger happens to be your mate, or spouse. Then your rights to defend yourself no matter how extreme go away and you are deemed as worthless.

      Welcome to the dark ages.

  22. Jana says:

    Well Joseph I don’t know what u tried to help her with per her request. But whatever it was it’s to bad that things did not go how she wanted but it makes u a good friend for trying. Yes she should catch a break it’s not like nothing like this has ever happed before to woman who r abused!!! Ya the whole real bed in the court room was bs an that was just flat wrong an should b against the law to terrorize her like that. Yes people don’t understand when they say o just leave get a divorce like it all just happens so easy like that! I don’t know her at all but very disappointed about the way her parole is going cuz she’s still there. It’s stupid to shorten her sentence but no give her parole when it’s time cuz I’m sure she is no trouble there or it would have been blasted everywhere!!!! But mayb no news from parole is good news? I don’t know how long that stuff takes. But if they made it eligible for feb that by god she should get it!!!! Yes she commited a harsh crime but I’m sure she is aware of that an would like a chance to live abuse free like the rest of us. I truly believe he abused her no one can do what she did w out years of tourture who would have that kind of strength she’s not a big person. Like I said I don’t know her but feel I would help her any way I could. Tho I am 10 hours away from where she is I feel like I know her an it breaks my heart how her trial went it was NOT fair an that pa was a fucking ass putting words an theories out there that weren’t proven. An never gave her a chance just was another person breaking her down is the way I saw it. That pa knew she wasn’t mentally strong an played on it!!!!!! Mayb she will get my letter I wrote her. I would like to b updated about her parole not that it is my business but would like to know only if ur willing to share. I understand these things have to b kept private as well. Mayb she will write back. Just wondering did u know susan before this happened?? And sorry u went through what u have abuse is so horrible an bc the people going through it are to scared to talk an feel it’s there own fault it goes unnoticed until that person is who were reading about in the papers found dead. It’s a shame that abusers are Sooo good at what they do!! An no I don’t agree w murder but can understand how they are pushed to far a fear everyday an feel that’s there only way out. If nothing else u can let her know she has supporters out here an praying for her. Thank u.

  23. Jana says:

    This probably sounds crazy but I hope an pray she gets paroled if it’s not to late an they haven’t already told her no. I would like to meet her if she does get parole to give her all the emotional support that one deserves. I would drive the 10 hours to see her get out! What she did was wrong but yet there is something inspiring an different about her:)

    • joseph says:

      she is different , wonderful and beautiful ..the board has not made a decision as of 5 12 14 ..
      I have a feeling they are waiting to let all the buzz die down, then let her go quietly
      I hope

  24. Jana says:

    Joseph how is she after whatever u were helping her w didn’t work out? Have u spoke w her an does she have an answer fr parole. She’s still in my thoughts an prayers.

  25. Nicole says:

    I’ve seen the movie and read about her trial and even though she killed him in a pretty brutal way, the guy deserved to feel the pain that he has inflicted on his wife for so long. I’ve gone through abuse and it changes a person, I have been lucky enough to move on and grow from it, but for someone to live through it each and everyday and no way of escaping, what else could you do? A husband is suppose to be your mate, to protect you, not harm you. I’m sure if she didn’t kill him, she would have been the one dead within months or a few years. I don’t agree with how many times she has stabbed him because that is just overkill, but being scared for so long, you just don’t feel its enough. You can’t blame someone for defending themselves if you yourself don’t knowwhat it’s like to be abused and hurt in every way possible for so many years. I believe she deserves a second chance and if anyone is religious here, she can be forgiven and given that chance by God. There are monsters on this earth, we need to protect ourselves in some way, no one is perfect, but if they knoww they have done wrong, they deserve to try life again. As for this girl on here who believes she deserves to rot in hell, how about you read up on Ted Bundy, how would you feel if you were face to face with him? You would kill him the first chance you could. Should someone kick her butt every day and break your bones for you to feel what it’s like? Just remember, she will have her day of judgement with God, but your petty judgement means nothing, it just shows how petty you are and obviously you can’t put yourself in that situation.

  26. jana says:

    joseph, I do hope ur right about parole. i keep looking on the texas parole web site but just says not eligible for release….not sure what that means. if there is anything that helps the process of parole please i would help and im glad to hear it isnt to late and they havent said no as of 5-12. she does have people who support her i love this web site where u can read supporters hope u have told her there are people who havent forgotten her story even tho we dont know her:) thank u so much for your info and updates i watch everyday to see if u have heard anything new to share or willing to share. she has the right to be with family and friends and people who support her. hope she hasnt lost hope and keeps her strength with whatever they decide. I am waiting to see if she writes me back and if she doesnt or cant i still support her and would help her however i could. I am from California Missouri if she mentions the letter u will know its me.

  27. Jana says:

    I don’t believe she went to the store an just bought stuff to tie him up that’s alittle absurde to say when that’s not what was said at all. An I don’t believe it was planned to torture him. This woman was pushed past the point of a clear mind. He’s all doped up comes home roughing her an there son up for god knows how many times that night made it. It was an impulse out of fear, hurt , anger, an probably just had enough. U people judge so much as if she sat for weeks to plan. Jeez the whole scence an what went on afterwards shows there was no planning!! Not a single person can say 4 sure what they would do unless they lived in her shoes. We can all say how wrong it was an how she should of could of done this or that but no one knows how one will react unless put in that real life situation. Yes she could have tied him up went to police….then what a day or so in jail??It would have been worse on her an the kids. Anyone who wants to make a remark about leaving calling police really needs to do research on abuse. It DOES NOT work like that just leaving an all over an done with!!! I do keep up w research on this case an where things stand w her the best I can but I don’t like shit just being mouthed about b/c some of the crap that has been said on here is just lies!!! I have called the prison myself an knew she was there but yet some people on here mouth that she was out!!! People just start shit an that’s y this stuff can’t just calm down so she can have a chance at life ABUSE FREE!!!

    • Joseph says:

      no there was no planning anyone can see that the whole case against her was absurd…it was obviously a woman pushed to the edge and over from years of emotional terrorism

      I sent you my personal email I don’t feel comfortable talking about Susan in an open forum fact at all. But I would be willing to discuss other issues I think will help her , privately

      • jana says:

        thank u joseph. i will email u and help. yes this site has alot of simple minded people on here that havent a clue what she went through!!

        • joseph says:

          ok Ill look forward to your email we can share more openly then.

          (I hope you reach out to her I’m sure she will appreciate it)

          its not just that they are simple minded its that they are simply wrong
          They say things w/o any forethought at all and make no sense they just want to hate

          Truthfully, when I allow my emotions to calm. I feel sorry for them they truly don’t seem to have any original thought. Nothing cogent to offer,just hate and ridicule. No open mindedness to even consider another plausible scenario very myopic very shallow…what r u gonna do?


  28. Jana says:

    Joseph, I have sent emails. Have u gotten them?? Not sure if it’s ur personal email? I just get alerts thr my email when someone on this site when someone makes a comment. I replied to urs through my email but doesn’t look like a personal email…so not sure if u have gotten them??? Please let me know or if u need to resend ur personal email to me.

  29. Jana says:

    Do u have my pers email? Tried to give it which is risky on this site but idk if it can b seen it says awaiting for moderation.

  30. Jana says:

    Got it Joseph thx I will resend my emails:)

  31. Jana says:

    Hope u people that r so rude an haters rot in hell as well. No one sin is greater than another an judging others is a sin!!!!!! Clean out ur own closets before u start on someone else’s!!!

    • Mylisa says:

      One to talk much? Didn’t you judge the victim to start off? No one knows the truth but those involved but from every thing I’ve seen and read, her hubby was just a sap caught in her evil game.

  32. Jana says:

    And have u ever been in her shoes being abused an ur KIDS for Christ sakes!!!! I don’t think so or u wouldn’t b talking shit! So shut the hell up unless u know how it is to live in fear! Not one damn person including myself can say what we would have done being put in that real life situation!!!! Easy to say what u would do when u didn’t live it! U people haven’t a clue how abuse is an what it does to a persons mind body an soul. If she goes to hell sure she’ll see u there an people just like u!! So don’t reply unless u have something intelligent to say! Ur words r a waste to people that r hurting everyday from abuse u should b a shamed! Always easier looking from the outside in isn’t it!

    • Mylisa says:

      What I’m saying in response to this story or your inane comments, has nothing to do with my life or abuses I HAVE suffered. I can see that you’re mentally touched so I’ll just let you and Joseph have your fun. Good luck to you both. (us not responding to future inane comments doesn’t indicate you’ve “shut us up”, rather we have lives and don’t want to waste them trying to get brainless wonders to wise up.

  33. Jana says:

    I didn’t judge dipshit there r facts on the way he was read stupid bitch that can’t read English cuz that’s what I’m typing stupid ass!!!

  34. Jana says:

    Smart…. Yes u should look that word up cuz YOU an dip shit aren’t SMART!!!! When u get educated on the TRUTH then we can debate how wrong u are!!!!!

  35. Jana says:

    Sounds like denial. And if u can read English beings that seems like a struggle for u. U would see u an her are the only ones w judge mental remarks an show signs of the abusive type which is y u can relate to the abused! So yes shutting u up again is a pleasure if ur life is so damn great what the hell r u doing on this site talking shit about things u don’t even know?! Go back to ur life as u call it no one asked for ur damn opinion anyways:)

  36. Jana says:

    U people need help an should ask for forgiveness ur nothing but hypocrites I see ur kind all the time acting so perfect when ur life is shit an u people have to hate an bring others down with negativity so u can feel better about ur own personal life!! What a wastes ur judgement day is coming too don’t forget that:)

  37. William says:

    I am in support of Susan’s parole and wondering what’s the latest news. It seems there are polar opposite opinions on here along with some personal insults for voicing your thoughts. Nobody will ever agree about Susan’s crime and her potential for reinstatement into our society. If she was your sister, would you disown her or support her rehabilation? Joseph or Jana, any updates you can share? Thanks William

  38. Canadian says:

    Brother has been practicing Divorce Law for past 25 years. Men like him are very compassionate – they know how cruel/terrorizing males can be – especially addicts/alcoholics in real life. Women & children are abused, killed, terrorized all over this planet each & every day – sorry to say.
    He said the Biggest factor is that MOST females do Not have the money to pay for a good Divorce Lawyer (especially in the U.S.A. where they are very expensive). Poverty & abusive financial control (by husband) are used real factors.
    Plus he said young mothers will try & try to make marriage work for the sake of their children. Many men do not deal with marriage & fatherhood very well in the first years – they do not handle stress well when they are healthy – and it is far worse when there is a history of addiction!
    Women are terrorized all over.

  39. Xtionaista's Kill says:

    If you have sympathy for this woman then you are just as cold as she is. She never outwardly said her husband abused her prior to his death. So when the man is not here to defend himself, you can say anything you want about him. Even her own family never came out to say she spoke of being abused but they are now JUST RECALLING some things she said that “could” have meant abuse. Regardless.

    She tied him up. She made sure he died a very painful death (knife on the penis yikes) and some say buried him alive. After her child witnessed this, she put him to sleep, got a fresh knife and begain again.

    She should fry for days on end in an electric chair. Because women like her make it hard on women who do experience abuse to be believed.

    Society has come a long way to understanding abuse and it goes both ways. But women have got to STOP thinking every woman murderer does so as a result of abuse from some man. I am a gay guy who loves women and think they deserved equal rights …and that includes in punishment for crimes as well. Had Susan been Jeff and Jeff but Susan, he would be on death row now. But Susan so disgustingly plays the Jesus card and demands to be released and it didn’t work. she should have life. And if you don’t think so then you don’t truly believe that all men are created equal

  40. Habuzza says:

    Crazy bitch leaks a few crocodile tears and gets a slap on the wrist for premeditated murder. Should rot in prison for life.

  41. Roz says:

    Wow as I sat here reading all your comments it was disturbing! On one hand u have some supporters of which one may come across as obsessed with this woman defending her in every which way possible kinda like fatal attraction. But I have yet to read a comment of someone who knew her before she butchered her husband a few feet from where her own children were. Because for those defending her keep saying she left him 3 times but had no means or he interrogated her, that she was completely the victim but how do you know seriously? Because she told you? And if so how are you to know how much truth is in her words? Because she said so? Were any one of you there did you here his abuse see it? So my question is what makes you so adamant that this convicted killer tells no lies? Because I have yet to meet anyone in this world who never lies or stretches their truth to accommodate themselves. As for taking a life well I can only say that we as people and everyday sinners have to right to take a life-I oppose the death penalty UNLESS a life of a child is taken then put them on the ripping head off machine. And the reason to my opinion is simple-children are sin free just Jesus was. They have not been exposed to the sin of the world and anyone who takes the life a sinfree child should be put to death. And as for the ones taking lives the ones who are well aware of what they are doing is wrong well they will surely one day have to answer to a higher power for that and one that will see right thru the lies and deception and then and only then will a punishment that is just will be applied. I have been in an abusive relationship and I know what its like to hide the truth mostly because of the judgment of people. Staying for the kids staying and hoping I could change him until your too scared to leave knowing in your gut that he’ll kill you one day. But I asked for the strength and guidance to do what I needed to do to leave & it came.

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  43. Samantha says:

    Wow is all I can say. It’s sad that people so easily criticize others behind a screen. Some of the words said to each other on here are appalling. Each person whether supportive or not of her should be treated with respect. Just to share a personal story which may not mean anything to any of you and that’s fine but my own story is I’m the child of a very abusive home. My father was drug addicts and an alcoholic. My mother was married to him for 16 years. She suffered horrible horrible domestic abuse since the beginning of their marriage. As a child I suffered physical, mental, sexual, and emotional abuse. Because of my parents habits, carelessness and the people they were around I was horribly abused. Neither one of my parents have any idea I suffered this abuse due to being out of their minds on drugs. Things changed though, one night my father was drunk and came in like he did many nights, furious. In his mind my mother had wronged him. My brother and I were in bed with her. He stormed in, they began yelling, my brother and I hid between the wall and the bed. My father then grabbed me and held me up and choked me. I was 7 years old. This happen the week before I started 2nd grade. I couldn’t talk for days because of the injuries. At that point my mother decided she would leave him for good as she had tried in the past and not succeeded. My brother and I were in danger much like Susan’s children. An attempt on my life although not intentional finally made her decide. Decide to leave and divorce him. She did not stab 193 times. So yes, domestic abuse is an awful thing, I remember my mom suffering through it. But it is no excuse to murder someone. I realize that she snapped and maybe it wasn’t something she could control in the moment. I wasn’t there, it isn’t for me to judge, but I don’t feel like anyone who murders someone, self defense or otherwise should get away with it. She didn’t, she has served time. It will never bring back the life of the man she murdered. If she is to be held accountable for more than any of us know then God will handle that and he will judge her. I pray that after she is released she’s able to live a somewhat normal life and won’t hurt anyone else. But I hope my story shows that people who have experienced abuse still have a way out. They don’t have to murder their abuser. If they do decide to do so then they should be punished.

  44. just curious says:

    Just wondering its 2014 isn’t she out….she only got 20 years , did she file for parole?

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  46. candace says:

    Let me start off by saying that I was once in an abusive relationship. The guy was very vendictive and cunning. He would put a pillow on my back and then punch me , which would virtually leave no bruises. He wolud pull my hair so hard sometimes it would come out in clumps. These are just a couple of things he would do to me. Abuse comes in different packages, and let me tell you, he hid it well. I tried several times to leave but I always went back. He would tell me that he would hurt my friends and family if I didn’t come back. After the 4th time of this happening, I took a restraining order out on him. One day he broke into my house, restraining order and all, and began to choke me. my mom happened to make plant holders out of cinder blocks and if there hadn’t been one on the kitchen counter that day, I might not be here today. I knocked him out and called 911. Abusive people don’t care if you have a piece of paper telling them to not mess with you. Sometimes I think it makes things worse.

  47. jmt says:

    My husband & I watched the movie tonight (now, actually last night). He was curious what she looks like, since she’s from Indiana, as we are. I saw these comments. So much hate.
    My thoughts are:
    1) A woman that small, able to stab a 6’4″, physically fit guy (high on cocaine)193+ times MUST have been abused & loaded with edrinalin. Then to drag him down the hall & for a long time. That’s not about insurance $, that’s anger/hate/terror.
    2) He didn’t only punch her son, he punched her mom button. The mom button is a red hot one. Protecting our kids is core & instinctive. That was probably the breaking point.
    3) The fact that she was a stripper right out of high school makes me wonder if she may have known abuse before Jeff. Which would contribute to why she stayed with him through the abuse – she was already conditioned to take it.
    4) It doesn’t surprise me that all the facts aren’t clear in her memory, given the shock.
    5) If she seemed to have odd emotional responses, should it be any wonder after the abuse she may well have endured for too long, or just the shock of realizing what she did?

    I was sexually abused when I was very little. Years went by til memory of it all came back to me. I’ll never know if there’s was more to it that I purposely opress. I could remember the feeling of dread more than the other details. I remember the look of my 6 y/o brother’s face as he left the room feeling guilty or helpless. I was also, constantly verbally abused & mistreated by my adoptive mother. When I had to testify in court for my brother’s petition/hearing to not permit her grandparent visitations, I spoke of the things she did & said w/o mention of physical abuse. My sister (12 years older) was astonished & asked me why I didn’t. I told her it wasn’t physical, just mistreatment & verbal. She was firm that I had been physically abused &, also, reminded me I had blocked out that my other (older) brother once threatened to shoot himself while she took my other brother & I out of the house to safety. None of this made me angry at the world or kill anyone. But, I recognize not everyone has the same threshold.

    So, if Susan had a history of abuse in her childhood, rage for it could have flooded back during the attack & contributed.

    I’ve always had a habit of trying to figure out what makes people do hanous things. How did they get that way? What happened to them to make them that way. That said, I still feel there’s a treat to society & should probably remain behind bars, in this unleashing of violence. Nothing is a simple black or white.

    The world just needs less hate.

  48. Kim Cantrell says:

    They already did: Blue-Eyed Butcher. It frequently reruns on Lifetime or Lifetime Movie Network or it can be rented from most Redbox locations.

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