I lost my cousin to domestic violence nearly 13 years ago. Her "boyfriend" beat her to death with his steel-toed boot. He took her from us and took her from her young son. Her murderer received 30 years and has to serve at least 15 before he comes up for parole. He beat her in front of 7 of his family members and none of them were charged as accessories. They basically waited until she drew her last breath before calling the police or an ambulance. We tried to get her to leave and we got her to go to another state for awhile with her uncle but I don't know why she couldn't stay away from him. He really had no business being out on the streets to murder my cousin because he had just put another woman in a coma 3 months before he killed my cousin. To this day, I don't understand. I miss her so much, we were as close as could be, 2 only children 6 weeks apart in age. Her son has had to grow up without her. She was an aspiring poet and artist. I want to posthumously print her works?
In Memory of Marisha Lareen White, January 30, 1972 - January 4, 1996