One year ago, my life turned down a road I never could have fathomed. During a home invasion, an intruder locked my son and me in a bedroom while he robbed us, threatened to kill us and later, sexually and physically assaulted me.
A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest, but after that I felt as if I were left in the dark.
After discovering information on my own, I attended an arraignment and preliminary hearing. However, the detective on the case failed to show, which left me to testify against the offender — unexpectedly and unprepared.
First, I was a victim of the perpetrator, now I am a victim of what appeared to be an unfriendly and imbalanced criminal-justice system, with no one on my side.
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That is why I support Marsy’s Law for Kentucky. It will aid in balancing the system by securing constitutional-level rights for victims, which already exist for the accused and convicted.
Unfortunately, anyone can become a victim. I encourage support for Marsy’s Law for Kentucky so the state can ensure victims get a seat at the table and a voice in an unfamiliar process.