By: BettyJean Kling
When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano this time- mother and children will be safe. His family is asking what the wife did to make him snap and why we always assume it’s the man who does the battering? Hmmmm might have something to do with the fact she was battered bruised and unconcious when the child called the police and the coward ran off leaving her near dead and the children 5 and 7 home alone with a dying mother! But I guess we can call that circumstantial?
Has it ever occurred to anyone that every murderer has a family who loves them and can’t believe this creep did what he did. Do you think abusers were not once nice guys with families and friends who never suspected a thing? In fact that is the first thing neighbors and friends say ” Gee- he is the last guy I would have thought …” But to blame the victim – sad – very very sad and I feel very bad for anyone who does!
Turner was an undergraduate at UCI who was studying criminology and law. Imagine this man as a cop or a detective in charge of helping female victims? It is my opinion that seeing his future destroyed – he probably took his life. Or perhaps his wife had a brother, father or neighbor- a real man who decided one less abuser was a better thing. All I know is that he did not snap- he did it before, spent 4 days in jail and he would have done it again – imagine the little girl calling the cops on her daddy to try and save her mommy’s life?
Where ‘s his family on behalf of these babies? Where were they the first few times the kids had to witness all this from the would-be criminologist turned criminal turned coward?
Turner was arrested by UCI police on Dec. 9 after a fight with his wife at their on-campus apartment and released from jail Dec. 13, authorities said.
He was released from jail after the District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute, records show.
And imagine I am getting comments from his family on his behalf from a woman who wants
me to consider what the wife might have done to cause this “poor guy” to snap before he could visit his family for Christmas.
Snap my ass- he nearly snapped her neck and as I said – it was not the first time – apparently the cops were there 3 weeks ago- God only knows why they let him out! Had they held him – he’s be alive- behind bars but alive! Thankfully the children and their mother were not more seriously injured as a result of lax judicial oversight.
Gregory Scott Turner, a 33-year-old was wanted for allegedly trying to kill his wife, was found dead inside his truck in the San Juan Capistrano area Friday, according to university spokesman Tom Vasich.
Less than a week earlier, police had responded to a similar incident at Turner’s campus home on Verano Place, Vasich said. Turner was arrested Dec. 9 and booked on suspicion of assault.
Police said that on Wednesday, Turner fled from his home when officers arrived.
— Ruben Vives
He strangled and beat his wife Ketra Batiste-Turner, 32 into unconsciousness, their oldest daughter called the police and the 5 and 7 year old were put in protective custody until their mother can be released. Luckily – they will not have to live in fear. In honor of her recovery and the children’s home coming I have included my favorite song about an otherwise lovely place to live- Capistrano.
Filed under: Court bias against women, Domestic Violence, Family Court Abuse, Indifference toward Women, Male Bias, Misogyny/Sexism, Violence against women, Women against Women, Women's Rights | Tagged: Gregory Scott Turner, Ketra Batiste-Turner, When the swallows come home to Capistrano |