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A woman who was imprisoned for life for killing her severely abusive husband dies ov Covid 19.

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deepwatersolo Thu 07-May-20 19:29:41

Susan Farrell, prisoner since 1990 in slaying of her husband, dies of coronavirus. She killed her husband after years of severe violent abuse that rape.

Here is a twitter thread that details how her cell mate wasseverely punished for shouting for help for the dying woman.

This woman was failed and mistreated on so many levels.

Just wanted to leave this here.

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BINtersectionalFeminism Thu 07-May-20 20:03:34

I don’t really know what to say, but thank you for sharing.

flowers for Susan

MotherForkinShirtBalls Thu 07-May-20 23:49:11

How horrifying. I hope Susan is at peace now flowers

Thelnebriati Fri 08-May-20 00:04:48

She was tortured by her husband, her cell mate was tortured by the prison for trying to get them to help her as she was dying.

I don't see anything to admire about the US and I don't want any part of their system here.

Socrates11 Fri 08-May-20 09:04:33

That's a sad tale. Rest in peace Susan.

happydappy2 Fri 08-May-20 11:21:34

Poor woman-failed by both men in her life. Her son also did time for rape of a 13yr old neighbour.

nettie434 Fri 08-May-20 15:56:57

That is so sad. The article says she had also developed dementia. Just for argument’s sake, even we accept she did kill her husband, a life sentence without parole is disproportionate. She had vaginal and rectal prolapses but that was clearly not evidence enough of the abuse. She spent 30 years in prison until she died angry

BobTheDuvet Fri 08-May-20 21:04:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wrongsideofhistorymyarse Fri 08-May-20 21:07:24


Socrates11 Tue 12-May-20 22:44:25

This terribly sad story gets worse. Saw this thread on Twitter earlier about how prison staff treated Susan's cell mate for calling for help whilst she was dying. Warning it's pretty horrendous. What on earth has gone so wrong with our species?

Miriel Tue 12-May-20 22:55:28

This is so sad. Such an incredibly unjust sentence. I hope she's at peace now. sad

MidCLegs Wed 13-May-20 08:25:29

What a devastatingly awful awful life she had.

I hope her cell-mate doesn't become unwell and gets out of there soon.

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