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  •  Battered wife syndrome (0+ / 0-)

    doesn't work like that.

    She wouldn't tell him to drop her off because that would trigger his rage.  

    It's significant IMO that she brought the gun to her husband.  In a relationship among equals, she wouldn't need to hand the gun to him, she would brandish herself.  Giving the gun to him smacks of subservience.

    Of course I'm speculating and it could be that she's the one who convinced him to follow the kids.  Not likely, but possible.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:59:02 AM PDT

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    •  I can understand that. (0+ / 0-)

      However, this is specifically why I stated that once Bradley Turner had parked and exited their vehicle with the intent of confronting the teenagers, that Christy Turner could have also taken her child and left the scene. She could most likely have done so without her husband noticing.

      I would also add, in reviewing the video, that she appears quite distinctly to be coming to her husband's aid, rather than merely seeking to supply him with a weapon. Although we cannot see her actions as she exits the vehicle, she can clearly be heard instructing the teenagers to leave her husband alone; and they appear to comply, possibly because it has come to their attention that she is armed. Furthermore, although she does not brandish the weapon on camera per se, she does raise the device and appears to be undertaking some sort of action to either make it firing ready (or possibly unready).

      While I do agree that it is interesting that Christy handed her husband the weapon, this does not necessarily indicate subservience. For instance, it may be that her husband is the chief firearms operator of the family; hence, she felt it appropriate he should take ownership of the weapon.

      And let us assume that she was instead subservient to the point of blindly handing a clearly irrational individual an extremely dangerous device. How did she become subservient? Did Christy Turner not make past choices in her life that culminated in this particular point?

      I do have to agree however that we are speculating. It will be interesting to see how the case for the Turners proceeds, and especially whether the two of them stand together or turn on one another and the legal pressure mounts.

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