3.30.2006

Note To Self: This Is Not A Normal Date

Snippets from a Star Telegram Story: For 19 days, the woman told investigators, her ex-boyfriend held her captive . . . . The woman told investigators Stephenson later removed the duct tape from her head and arms, ripping out portions of her hair in the process and causing severe pain and bleeding. He then tied a rope around her feet and hung her upside down from a bedroom rafter, using a blow torch to burn her back. He then poured Drano on her injuries, the affidavit stated . . . . He locked her in a small trunk, then placed a dripping water hose in it — an apparent attempt to drown her . . . . But then there's and odd paragraph at the end [Police] said the woman’s relatives never knew she had been taken against her will by her ex-boyfriend. He said the woman’s children were being cared for by their grandmother.“They just figured she was probably absent voluntarily because she had done that in the past, been absent for period of a time,” Jamison said. “The family didn’t sense anything unusual so no missing person report was made.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If she had done that same thing in the past, I think she should not have had custody of her children. Sounds like she would be attracted to someone like this even though no one deserves that kind of torture of course. Her mother or 'the grandmother' should have a certain amount of responsibility too.

Anonymous said...

Sure, I bet this gal has indeed disappeared for a few days from time to time, leaving the kids with her mom. Nothing wrong with grandma watching the kids while you go out and take a break. People do it all the time. If you're married and well to do it is in fact encouraged to have "us" time. Good for the marriage, the family, and so forth. So let's not cast suspicion on this girl for doing the same thing. Her life is probably so screwed up by idiot boyfriends and hard luck that she needed a break.

Anonymous said...

Yup, if you're middle or upper class and you disappear leaving kids with grandma, it's considered OK. But if you're a single mom with issues, I guess doing the same thing casts doubt about your character, perhaps to even suggest you "deserved it?".

Anonymous said...

Let's just hope that she didn't leave her children alone all the time, when she had left town.

I wonder if the kids were in the home at the time of the kidnapping, anybody know?

Anonymous said...

Well now - let's just skin the man, roll him in salt and dip his body in a vat of hot grease - then feed his sorry remains to the night critters.

I agree with anon one - funny thing how women AND men are attracted to folks like this.

Very funny - and very sick!

Anonymous said...

Good grief! Some of these posts absolutely disgust me. Here is woman whose significant other did unspeakable, sick things to her, and yet the focus of these posts is "she left her kids", she "shouldn't have custody" of her kids. This woman was a VICTIM of a horrible CRIME. It does sound like some of you sort of blame her for what happened. Why or whether she left her kids is totally immaterial and beside the point. Instead of being indignant or outraged about why or if she left her kids, why don't you show the same outrage about what unspeakable acts this animal did to her? I find the lack of compassion for this woman in some of these posts as disturbing, but for different reasons, as the acts of this man against her.

Anonymous said...

I agree with ANON 10:29pm
This man is nothing but a sick
animal. Who in their right mind could ever do this to someone. Lets
just Thank God that he did not take
her children also.