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My daughter was brutally stabbed to death and gurgled her last breaths with a Kroger’s bag over her head because her ex-husband, Shaun Hardy, didn’t like the way she looked.

According to a police report, she was bleeding from her nose and ears. Many asked, “Why did she stay?” The answer is her five-year-old autistic son who needed and loved her, yet had been ripped from her arms by the family court system in a questionable divorce.

You can read more here in an excellent article in the Texas Observer.

When I began this journey, the goal was to get Shaun behind bars. I thought my mission would be helping other abuse victims once Shaun was incarcerated.

I was wrong.