Listen: Jose Joanna, Chad, Joanna Madonna discussed on Court Junkie
"Sweet dreams, and we'll continue where we left off. I wish I had kissed you. One more time Joanna and Chad text message back and forth on the next day June fourteenth. He tells her to be careful when she drives to South Carolina. The next day, quote, don't want anything to happen to my goddess he writes on June fifteenth the day of Jose's death. They send each other loving good morning texts. Joanna later texts him just wanted to let you know. I'm on my way back beautiful visit with my nephew. I hope to go back. And if you weeks Chad rights glad you had a good. Visit good luck tonight. Sia then miss you. They exchange if you more tax, and then Joanna writes this thing tonight will work out the way God intended it to work out. I'm in my third step. Absolutely. Chad says I agree looking forward to the next step and our soul adventure and Joanna responds. I will let you know how things turn out later. I feel you in my soul. Five hours later. Joanna rights almost done dot dot dot and Chad responds hang in there. Baby an hour after that Joanna rights chat again and says he is gone. Chad responds while we'll talk tomorrow. Are you? Okay. Joanna tells him quote, it was ugly. And then asks if he's going to sleep Chad responds that he is. But he can text a little and Joanna says, okay, we can just talk tomorrow. Then. The next morning on June sixteenth Chad rights morning you awake? I guess. So if you're reading this Joanna responds morning, Chad. How are you doing? Joanna. It was sad. He left on foot walking threatened to walk in front of a truck. I just let him go. I had to been there too many times before Chad. Did he remain on foot or come back to get a car? Where did he go Joanna never came back? He has to a guys near here said one would be taking him to Florida, Chad. Wow. I'm sure that was hard going to walk Pavlov while the kids are sleeping. We'll connect later thinking about you Joanna. Thank you, babe. Then an all caps. She writes happy Father's Day Joanna then says I am working on a babysitter for tonight. It just feels right and Chad responds awesome. Two hours later Joanna tells him that she got a sitter. She then says she can't do any banking until the following day and asks if he can loan her ten dollars for the sitter. And he says, of course, she tells him that she will be over by seven thirty. Then Joanna tells him that she is taking her two daughters to the pool and that her phone will be at home charging. She then text him again, two hours later asking him. How his Father's Day was he said it was good. And that he's on his way home. He asks her what she likes to drink. And she says water or diet Joanna then says, I don't feel sexy at all. I feel old and drained I'm in mom close. Sorry this too shall pass. I'm sure Chad responds sexy is not knowing your sexy. Don't care what you wear SIA. Not soon enough. Joanna said, okay baby and told them she will let him know when she's on the way. An hour later. She text that she's on her way. No curfew. She writes. But the smiley face two hours later, a text message from Chad you, okay, Joanna responds. No he died. Chad rates am so sorry. Do you need anything in the next morning? He texts again, praying for you. After detective weavers testimony the state then rested their case. The defense kicked off their side by calling a therapist to the stand who had seen Jose in two thousand nine before. He and Joanna were married. She testified that at first she saw Jose by herself. But then the couple would come in together. They were co dependent on each other. She told the court. She also said that Jose was paranoid that Joanna would leave him. And so he kept a packed suitcase around in case she forced him to leave. After that Joanna Madonna then testified on her own behalf. Her attorney Deontay Thomas. We said no time in asking her direct questions right out of the gate. The question of the trial is miss, Donna. Did you have to protect yourself from Jose that day? Yes. I did. Did you think Jose was going to kill you on that day? Yes. I did. Did you have to kill Jose in order to stop him from killing you? Yes. I did. Did you plan to kill Jose that day? No. I didn't. Did you think that after Jose to Lee was going to work out the way that it did? No, I didn't. Did you love Jose? I did love Jose. I still love who's. Where are you in love with Jose around this point in time when everything went down at this time, I was not in love with Jose. I had been in love with Jose at one point in the relationship really early on before all the lying and stuff started. But at this point, I was no longer in love with Jose Joanna was then asked about her background. She said she was adopted as a baby and grew up in New York. She said she loved her parents very much, but that there was a lot of difficulty in the house. Her father was an alcoholic, and she was often put in the middle between her parents arguing about it. She said the most traumatic thing she remembers from her childhood. However is that at the age of five she was molested by her teenage neighbor, and her neighbors brother, she said, she never told anyone about it until she was twenty one she recalled her struggles with drugs and alcohol from the age of fourteen and how she was kicked out of her house at the age of sixteen. She told the jury. About how shortly afterwards a guy who worked at the mall with her offered to let her stay with him. She said he raped her and she got out of there and ended up sleeping in the park that night when asked if she called the cops after that happened. She said, no, she didn't call anyone did to call the coast. No, you call anyone. I didn't call anyone one. Oh, I blamed myself I had been drinking. So I figure the somehow made me culpable and the where you shamed of yourself. Absolutely. She said at that point. She was asking her parents if she could come back, but they wouldn't let her she said she had been a virgin before the rape. And that it must trip sexually for a long time about eight months later. She was walking down the Bronx river Parkway with a group of friends who had been drinking. She said she left the group because she had to use the bathroom and didn't realize that there is a man there with her right there in broad daylight. She said he threw her down and raped her. Her. She said she caught up with the rest of the group immediately afterwards. But didn't tell anyone what had happened of you ever given any any thought about why you didn't call the police on these occasions or why you didn't talk to anyone that that point in time. I've done a lot of therapy here and there to deal with being a rape survivor. And my understanding is that it's not uncommon for somebody who's raped to blame themselves and even about having been molested as a child, you know, that's a very difficult thing for me to talk about is a very difficult thing for me to have lived with. But I think it's pretty common to feel some kind of shame and feel like, you know, blaming myself. And how has that affected your opinion on strange men and men in general? Yeah, I have what happens to me is an it'll just kind of happened at random intervals sometimes and like I could be I could be fine for a couple of months. And then all of a sudden like there's an example, I was sitting up at a meeting one night. And there was nobody else around at the church, and I was going into the kitchen to set up the coffee, and all of a sudden I heard footsteps around the corner. And so all of a sudden, I I panic, and I have my store my heart starts racing. And it doesn't matter if even know that I'm safe or not it's just it's almost like an anxiety that comes over me. And then sometimes it can last just last a couple of days, and sometimes it takes a little longer to work through. But it can be very debilitating. Joanna told the court that when she was eighteen her mom had a stroke. She returned home went back to high school and started reengaging with her family. She then went on to college and work that a newspaper after school. She said she was still drinking and smoking marijuana and not only that but she had also developed an eating disorder, which she eventually got help for her mother passed away after having another stroke and Joanna said she drink more to cope with that. She said she managed to graduate from college and started teaching fulltime at a school in the Bronx. She squeaked by she said still using drugs and drinking alcohol when she was twenty four she was raped again this time by her drug dealer, whom she had started dating. This was a date rape. She said and was more devastating than the last two rapes. She was asked if she ever told anyone about that rape. And she said, no not until much later. She didn't see the guy again after that. But as a result, she got pregnant with her first child a daughter, she named Rachel by this time, she had gotten clean, and it started going to AA meetings. She said finding out she was pregnant was one of the best days of her life shortly after she married her. First husband John Lopez and had a second daughter Michelle with him. He ended up committing suicide years after they divorced. She was a single mom for the next eight years before marrying Chuck Pritchard with whom she had her third daughter Isabel. She met Jose in two thousand nine and he soon moved in with her and her daughters"