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Corrine’s Story: Part 5

People often ask me why Brandon so viciously attacked me and murdered my son. I honestly do not know why. How can a person commit such evil and turn into a monster overnight? People think that there were signs that he would flip the switch and become someone that I did not know, but that

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Corrine’s Story: Part 4

I always thought that Brandon was a decent human being. For me, the good times came down to the fact that he treated me with respect and genuinely seemed to love my children and me. As a young woman so conditioned to unhealthy relationships, I thought Brandon was a “great guy.” He had a loving

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Corrine’s Story: Part 3

It is essential to discuss the good times that I once had with my abuser, Brandon.  Something made me feel attracted to him at first, and abuse was not part of the equation. As mentioned before, Brandon and I started as friends. He was a laid-back guy that never seemed angry. He had a protective

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 4

I loved to socialize and throw get-togethers at my apartment. I always tried to call all our friends and invite them for snacks and beverages. At first, Mike did not mind, but he became more irritated by them as time went on. He would sit in the room and play on the computer, completely ignoring

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Corrine’s Story: Part 2

When I met my abuser Brandon, he was 24, and I was 25. The first time we met, I was still in a relationship with my son, Dominick’s, dad. Even though Brandon was the neighborhood drug dealer, he was an average guy that everyone adored. Of course, none of us who were into that lifestyle

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Corrine’s Story: Almost The Hero

Eleven years ago, I nearly lost my life trying to protect and save my four-year-old son, Dominick. For three days, the man I was in a relationship with turned violent; his eyes looked black – void of anything human. I honestly believed that death was imminent. I thought I was doing all I could in

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 3

Within six months of moving home, Mike gave me an ultimatum — move to Grand Rapids to be with him or risk losing the relationship. I foolishly chose to walk away from my family and join him in Grand Rapids. I don’t blame my parents; I moped around, picked fights, and failed to respect their

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 2

I never thought of my life turning out the way it did. No one ever anticipates getting into a relationship with an abusive partner. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to foresee the future. 

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Letter to the Attorney General of the State of Michigan on Behalf of Nancy Seaman

Sandra Schwartz May 22, 2019 Attorney General Dana Nessel Conviction Integrity Unit Attn: Robyn Frankel G. Mennen Williams Bldg. – 7th Floor 525 W. Ottawa – P.O. Box 30212 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Attorney General Nessel, I am writing this letter on behalf of my former teaching colleague and friend, Nancy Seaman. Nan-cy has been

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 1

In Sept 2018, I had a choice to make. Someone was going to die – me and my son or my husband, the man I’ve known for 23 years. This is the most challenging story I will ever tell, but it needs to be out there. If I can help other survivors of intimate partner

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