A few years ago, Barbara Sheehan, then a young lady barely 24 years old and a mother of two was happily married and busy with her work as a school secreatary. The family of Barbara Sheehan was engaged in the typical American pursuit of family, god, work, and happiness.
Fast forward today. The same girl, Barbara Sheehan, is a 48 year old who has been charged with something heinous and is standing trial. Barbara Sheehan is a few months away when the jury will decide her case. So far the signs do not look good in the ongoing Barbara Sheehan trial.
Barbara Sheehan was married to a police officer called Raymond and they both looked happily married. Things did not turn out good apparently and now she has been accused with the killing of his husband.
But the story is not that simple. Apparently, Raymond was quite abusive as a husband, both verbally and physically. Barbara Sheehan says she did not report this abuse to the authorities because Raymond was THE police officer. How could she go to the authorirites against the ‘authority’ at home.
During vacation time, Raymond used to be even more abusive and that is when Barbara Sheehan decided enough is enough. She refused another vacation with him to Florida and the incidents around then led to this trial.