In December of 1991, Kim Dadou of Rochester confronted her abuser for the final time.
“We were in a five year long relationship. It was very violent. And five times I had him arrested: Orders of protection, police reports, hospital records. In self defense I ended up taking his life,” Dadou said.
Dadou spent 17 years in prison for manslaughter. But a bill being pushed by Democrats would give judges the discretion to lessen sentences for those who protect themselves in domestic abuse situations. Right now, the laws don’t make any distinction when the crime is committed by a woman fighting back. Click here to read more of this article.