Battered woman’s defense brings mixed results

(AP) NEW YORK — The day Barbara Sheehan shot her husband to death, she said, she was trying to leave him. She had hidden cash because he often took her wallet. She had told him she wasn’t traveling with him to Florida. That made him angry, she said, so angry he threatened to kill her, which happened frequently during her 17-year marriage, but something about the way he said it this time terrified her. The retired sergeant, who usually had two loaded guns on him, had pointed one at her head, she said. But Raymond Sheehan never fired a shot. Hours later, as he shaved in the bathroom, his larger handgun on the vanity by his side, Sheehan…[For full story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/24/ap/business/main20111176.shtml ]

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Battered woman’s defense brings mixed results