Today I was interviewed by a BBC radio show along with the husband of, daughter of, and mother of, three other murderers and the impacts that the criminals had on our lives. You can listen to the show at this link:
There were so many questions I wanted to ask the other panelists, but time constraints kept me from doing that. The lady in Tennessee whose teenaged son murdered another gang member is still obviously in great pain and disbelief. I could hear the raw pain in her voice. Her son’s plight seems to be the center of her world now, and her belief that she “shudda, cudda, wouda” have done something to stop her son joining a gang haunts her. I wish I could have put my arms around her or put a band aid on her knee and make it “all better.”
The Debra on this show is the daughter of Lawrence Singleton, see her story here:
The man on the show, Tim, met a convicted murderer in prison while working there and married her to help her raise her children, he didn’t say much, but I don’t think he had much success in turning them around from their mother’s path. His entire family refused to speak to him after he married her.
Let me know what you think of the various panelists and add about any abuse that you may have suffered due to the criminal (prosecuted or not) activity of someone in your life or family.