Best of 2019: Lorena and John Bobbitt Pt. 1


I it's leany. Here is one of crimes of passion is most requested episodes of two thousand nineteen will be back back on January eighth with an all new episode. Have a happy and safe New Year. Due to the graphic nature of these crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of domestic violence and sexual assault that some people may find offensive and maybe upsetting for some listeners. We advise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen. For more information and resources victims and survivors. I have domestic. Violence can call the national domestic violence hotline and one eight hundred seventy nine nine seven two three three or visit. WWW w. w. dot the hotline Dot Org Irma. Castro recognized that she was an old fashioned woman woman. Her teenage daughters sometimes scoffed at her rules and admonitions but she believed that it was important to race them with a firm hand. Young young people could be so foolish and impulsive. They need sensible adults to guide them to ensure they didn't stray into harm. That's that's what Irma feared for Lorraine Guiso even though Lorena wasn't her biological child. Irma was responsible for her and she was becoming coming concerned by some of the changes she noticed in the last few months Lorena was acting differently ever since she met that young man in the marine core and Irma's opinion. The boy just wasn't responsible when he came to visit Lorraina he didn't show the right kind of respect. Erma kept track of the Grades Arena earned at community college and she had noted that since Llerena started hanging out with him she had gone from getting as and BS. These two APPS and Irma's daughters told her he never seemed to have any money he was sponging off arena like a Leech inch that wasn't how a proper courtship should go. Of course lorraina wouldn't hear anything of it. She just kept saying she she loved him. Irma didn't know what to do she would never let that mandate one of her own daughters. She knew that Lorraina was on a bad path and she was afraid for her but if the young woman wouldn't listen to reason there was nothing Erma can do but pray for Llerena Guy. Yo in John Wayne Bobbitt I. I'm mullany Hobbs. And this is crimes of passion. Apar- cast original. The legal definition of a crime of passion is a violent crime that occurs in the throes of extreme emotion leaving no time to reflect on the consequences but in this show we explore how the passions of relationships sometimes lead us to a criminal activity. How does a husband and wife become killer and victim or killer and Co conspirator if there's a thin line between between love and hate what manipulates our relationships into deadly results at podcast? We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us is to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at Parkas network. And if you enjoy today's as episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review where ever you're listening it really does help. We also now have merchandise had podcast. OUR CAST DOT com slash merch for more information. It's been twenty five years since Llerena and John Wayne bobbitt burst made headlines across the country for anyone even slightly familiar with their story. It's almost impossible not not to feel a visceral reaction to the name Bobbitt. It invokes disgust outrage ridicule or all three but while the name remains is notorious the details of their relationship are often obscured by jokes and lurid speculation in this episode will explore the beginning beginning of John and Lorena bobbitt courtship and the volatile marriage that followed in our next to episodes. We'll talk about how the BOBBITT's marriage culminated. In in an infamous act of mutilation and the criminal charges trials and media frenzy that surrounded the couple Furlough arena guy. Izzo family meant love tradition and respect these were the values she was raised to believe in born in Bukeye. Ecuador in nineteen sixty nine lorraina grew up in a deeply religious Catholic family though. Her parents were strict. Llerena always felt surrounded by warmth and affection in describing her parents relationship. She said they are like little kids. Always holding hands. When Lorena was five her family moved from Ecuador Venezuela? They hope to find a better life there but as Llerena greeny got older she dreamed about starting over in another country even farther away. She was in love with the idea of living in the United States. She grew up watching American movies and television. Captivated by the alluring world. They portrayed she completely bought into the idea of the American American dream and the land of opportunity. She couldn't wait to discover it for herself when Llerena turned fifteen in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. She told her parents that she didn't want them to pay for big gains and yet party instead. She wanted to use that money to take a trip to the. US Lorena Raina arrived in Washington DC in the spring when the cherry blossoms were in bloom. She was elated to be there. She later said it was like another planet. Everything was just pink in beautiful. She told herself. Oh God this is the place I WANNA be a few years later. Lorraina got her wish. After she graduated from High School in Venezuela she obtained a student visa to study in the United States beats. Her parents allowed her to enroll in a community college in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington. DC they're Lorraina stayed with the Castro's family friends who were also immigrants from South America. Lorena didn't speak much English so she enrolled in ESL classes. She also got a job working as a nanny for a woman named Janna Basuki soon after she took a position as a manicurist at a salon owned by Miss Sudi the Castro family like L- Arenas was strict and religious. While living with them she was expected to follow a curfew and bring a chaperone. Yeah prone on dates. Lorraine didn't seem to mind the sheltered life but it might not have been to her benefit before I continue with Lorraina psychology. Gee please note. I am not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but have done a lot of research for the show. Dr Richard side a wig. A professor fester of Neurology at George Washington University stated that protecting children from the realities of the world can hamper their ability to learn from misfortune Shen and develop the resilience that makes negotiating adult life. Easier in recent years. Marina admitted that she was very immature in her early adulthood. Could she didn't have the capacity to make responsible decisions or handle the consequences of such. She later said I was naive. About how many things. The CASTROS had two daughters and several nieces around Lena's age and the young women were permitted to go out and socialize together. Her in September of nineteen eighty eight. They went dancing at an enlisted men's Club located in the Marine Corps base at Quantico Virginia at the Party Hardy nineteen-year-old Lorena enjoyed herself. Several men asked her to dance but only one young man came to sit at her table. Wariness still struggled struggled with English but the man nevertheless trying to hold a conversation with her. The twenty one year old lance corporal introduced himself as John Wayne Bobbitt till arena and might as well have been a dream or a fairytale. She was a simple girl girl living out her big adventure in a foreign land. The only thing missing from the story was prince charming but tonight after an evening filled with dancing and music a handsome man with beautiful blue eyes was holding her hand and telling her how pretty she was. She couldn't understand everything he said but he made it clear that he wanted to see her again. He asked for her phone number. Llerena couldn't think of any reason to turn him down. It felt like fate all these years. She had been waiting to discover the American dream a successful life life with a loving husband and family with John. She felt like all of that was possible. John called the Castro residents the very next day. Asking to take Lorena out. They began to see each other regularly never alone because a Castro's wouldn't allow it but John would come over. Were to their house for dinner or to watch a movie other times LLERENA and John went out for ice cream and companied by one of the Castro daughters Lorena. It later said that the cash showgirls didn't like John because he frequently forgot his wallet leaving Lorraina to pay the bill when they went out their mother. Irma noted that when the pair planned date. He seemed incapable of showing up on time later. said that he didn't strike her as a responsible young man Lorena wasn't bothered by any of this at all if John behaved a little carelessly. She didn't believe it was on purpose. She was too infatuated with him to worry about these flaws. She thought he was good looking and charming and she was impressed by his military service. Lorraina Lena's boss Misbehave Sudi said it was like a high school romance to nineteen year old. Lorena John was Tom Cruise. Merano was deeply in love with her new suitor. Even though they didn't have much in common she soon learned that John had experienced a very different kind kind of life than she had and interviews. He has been open about the abuse. Uc suffered as a child stating that. His father was an alcoholic who regularly beat him his brothers and his mother when he was very a young around three or four his father left the family. John's mother had a breakdown after his father walked out and some reports indicate that she abused drugs. John also said his family had no money and they were forced to live in a crime. Ridden ghetto or. He claims they were often. The victims of racially racially motivated violent attacks. When he was still a small child John and his two brothers were sent to live with an aunt and uncle? John had limited contact contact with his mother. After the move Dr Sherry Hamby a research professor of psychology at Swannee the University of the South stated that people well who grow up exposed to domestic violence are more likely to be in violent relationships as adults or teens about twice as likely in many studies in addition physicians Martin Are Hecker and Williams smock reported that children who witnessed domestic violence may believe that violence is a reasonable way to resolve conflict but it can be difficult to predict how a child's exposure to violence will affect leader behavior medical researchers researchers lot guy. Rocko vic fell Sir of the University of Maribor. School of Medicine noted this in a recent paper. She stated that some study support the notion that growing up in an aggressive family increases the probability of being a victim of spouse abuse whereas other studies have provided support for the Russian that growing up in an aggressive home increases the probability of being a perpetrator of spouse abuse. What is clear? Is that children who experienced. It's or witnessed. Domestic violence often suffer long term consequences into adulthood. John has said that he enjoyed a happy childhood after moving in with his extended family in a separate interview however he claimed that he and his brothers were molested by an uncle during this time by some accounts John also had difficulties in school due to a learning disability and attention deficit disorder but he was able to graduate from High School in Nineteen Eighty seven twenty year old. John joined the the Marine Corps. John said that his military career blunted his ability to feel empathy saying because Emma Combat Marine. I'm trained and not to feel emotions. It's really hard for me to understand a person who has a lot of feelings. He later claimed that his marital problems with the arena were partly caused by his lack of sensitivity. But this didn't seem to be a problem at the start of their relationship. Llerena was just happy to have his attention. After about ten months of dating twenty two year old John and twenty year old Lorena were married. A justice of the peace performed the legal ceremony armonia on June eighteenth nineteen eighty nine. The couple settled into a small studio apartment and Manassas Virginia out of the Castro's home and no longer burdened by chaperones and restrictions. John and Lorena could finally build an intimate relationship together as husband and and wife. They seemed happy together but that was quick to change. We'll talk about John and Lorena 's is disastrous marriage coming up podcast listeners. We have something special just for are you. Starting December eleventh. 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These incredible credible stories are all brought to life by an ensemble cast of talented voice actors and most importantly these episodes are all free and only available on spotify. Follow the park asked limited series famous fates only on spotify now back to the story. Three in nineteen eighty eight twenty one year old Marine Corps Lance Corporal. John Wayne Bobbitt met nineteen year. Old Lorena Guy. Oh Oh a young woman who had recently immigrated to the United States from Venezuela they had palpable chemistry and after less than a year of dating being the decided to get married but the marriage turned sour almost immediately. They moved into a small studio apartment but they couldn't afford to furnish it for the first month of their marriage. They slept on the floor from John. Wayne Bobbitt's perspective. This will start of their problems. Lorena wanted too much too fast. John said that Lorena was angry that he could not provide more for her to her. The the American dream meant being successful and having a big house bull arena. told a different story. She was concerned by John's behavior very early in their marriage. She has said that the first cracks began to appear just a few weeks after they moved in together during the July Fourth Holiday Holiday John Lorena took a trip up to Niagara Falls to visit John's family according to Llerena. John didn't tell her that his family had planned a a special wedding reception and picnic at their local church. The newlyweds arrived. Delete missing the celebration. When they got there? Everyone one was furious. It was arena's first introduction to John's family all she could say was. I'm sorry I didn't know after staying in Niagara for three days. John and Lorena returned to Manassas. They did not go back alone. John's cousin Todd Bairo accompanied company. Them John Toll Arena that his cousin was going to live with them for awhile. LORRAINA was upset. Todd was a stranger to her. She tried to tell John's family that they lived in a tiny studio apartment without any furniture. She felt that they weren't in a position to host guests. The arena said. Her husband didn't care todd was going to move in with them whether she liked it or not. Soon after marina found on drug paraphernalia in their apartment she then discovered that todd was a convicted felon and addicted to cocaine and even bigger problem album was todd's influence on John while he stayed with them. The two men went out drinking nearly every night. She said that about a month into their marriage edge. She asked to join the men on one of their nights out. According to Lorraina the group tried to go to a club called Chelsea's in Washington DC. But they were turned away because they're retired. Didn't that the dress code. They decided to go to another bar or todd and John drink beer and took several shots when it was time to go home. They all return to the car and John got behind the wheel. Lorena recalled that John sped down is sixty six at over ninety miles per hour. Recklessly weaving across lanes other drivers beep their horns and veer to get out of their way at one point. She was so afraid they were going to crash. She grabbed the steering wheel according to the arena. That's when John Punched hunched her. She started to cry as John Screamed obscenities at her todd sitting in the backseat simply nodded in approval at Johns Tirade. Lorraina reported that when they got home John dragged her to their apartment and began to kick her slap her and pull her hair a security guard. Officer Francis heard the disturbance in came to the apartment. When John opened the door his demeanor changed completely secondly he grew quiet and got his temper? Under Control Officer Officer Francis Saul arena crying and asked her if she had anywhere else she could go. She told him she was leaving but she was too embarrassed to go to a friend's house house. She didn't want anybody to know what had happened instead. She drove to the parking lot of the salon where she worked and slept in her car. John and his cousin todd remember that night differently. They confirm Lorena Story. The three of them tried to go to a DC nightclub Chelsea's and that that they were turned away because John was wearing sneakers. Batat said let Lorraina became enraged when the bouncer wouldn't let them in. He claimed she punched in scratch. John Across the face. Todd said Lorena continued to attack John when they got home. He did not mention a visit from officer Francis. He said that he left them alone in their apartment and waited in a parking lot for them to calm down then he came back inside and went to bed after the incident. lorraina tried to talk to John to communicate that it was unacceptable to hit her. She said that John kind of apologized. which gave her? I hope that she had gotten through to him about a month later. The couple took a weekend trip. To Ocean City Maryland they brought Taunton long as well. LESLAU arenas friend and coworker Terry mccumber. The group was walking along on the beach when he thought he heard a man whistle at the women. He grew furious areas. Marina said John grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to their hotel. Terry mccumber confirmed arenas account of the trip horrified horrified by the way John Frieda Llerena. She yelled attempt to stop by. John ignored her and told the women that they were going home. John went back back to the hotel to pack up their things. He ordered the group into the car and they began to. Dr Terry said that on the drive home. She witnessed John hit and punch Llerena Raina while she cowered in the passenger seat Terry again screened at John to stop but he wouldn't listen. He told Terry that if she didn't shut up up he'd leave her on the side of the highway. John Deny that he hit Llerena during this trip but he admitted that he became angry with her. He said that while he he was driving through traffic. Llerena and Terry were sitting together in the back seat looking out the window and flirting with men they saw in the cars passing by them on the highway. He did not explain why he perceived their behavior to be flirtatious recalled feeling angry in ocean city but claimed that he didn't remember any any other details of the trip after they dropped terry off and return to their apartment. John continued to beat Lorraina until she fled. The apartment went. She stayed with Terry that night but she returned the next day. Jason be waiting a professor of marriage and family therapy at Brigham. Young University City cited religious and family pressure as one of the most common reasons that women stay in abusive relationships in the two thousand twelve study by associate it professor of psychology at Brigham Young University New Wakayama Walkie research suggested that social stigma and fear of being judged often often deter victims from leaving their abusive spouses at that point. Lorena and John were still newlyweds. Only married a few months. She didn't didn't want to admit her marriage was already a failure. Divorce also win against her Catholic beliefs. So she stayed with John. She squeezed when his cousin todd finally moved out of their apartment. A few weeks later but John and Laurynas lives did not improve by L. Arenas account. John lost his temper and beat her at least once a month especially when he was drinking she felt particularly terrified when he started started to choke her rubbing his hands around her neck and digging his thumbs into her windpipe. LAURINE CO workers reported regularly. Seeing bruises is on her arms neck and face around the same time John and Lorena moved into a new house with more space. John said the move was is lorraine as idea and Lorraine said it was John's both of them have since called the move a mistake since the house cost more than they could afford worries about money added to their tension then in the spring of Nineteen Ninety twenty one year old Raina became pregnant. LLERENA couldn't understand how her marriage had gone so wrong. She tried to talk to John but nothing she said could make him understand when she explained explained how much she was hurting her he either laughed or became angry. Lorena couldn't remember the last time she felt anything positive until L.. Now but nothing not. Even John could take away the joy she felt being pregnant. She had always wanted to be a mother. You're in fact. She pictured herself eventually having three children. A family just like the one she had grown up in. She had reservations nations about starting a family with John but for better or worse he was her husband and John was close with his own family he always always enjoyed spending time with his brothers and cousins perhaps Lorena thought he would be pleased to have a family of his own Lorena Clung onto that hope. Having a baby would certainly change everything about their lives. Perhaps it would also change John and to a different kind of man but when Lorraina told John about the pregnancy he was furious. He didn't WanNA child and they couldn't afford one he he berated her grabbed a phone book and found a listing for a women's clinic. Lorena said John insisted she have an abortion. John denied night this saying that they came to a mutual decision to end the pregnancy because neither of them were ready to be parents but Lorraina denied that she would ever or have come to this decision on her own. It went strongly against her Catholic faith. Twenty one year old Lorena terminated her pregnancy in mid June of nineteen eighteen ninety. She said she was distraught. Not only because she wanted to have the baby but also because John taunted her before the procedure telling her that it would be extremely painful and that she would not receive any anesthesia lorraine became severely depressed after the abortion. She didn't WanNa talk to John or be anywhere near him in response. She said he began to rape her. John's behaviour escalating lorraina started to fear for her life. They had a particularly terrifying altercation in late late. Nineteen Ninety one morning while John was backing out of the garage. LORRAINA approached the car. John had hidden her car keys before leaving leaving so she followed him out to ask him where they were as Llerena stood beside the car. John Flung the driver's door open it hit Lorraina and knocked her to the ground. He then careened the car out of the driveway and raced away without stopping to see whether she was all right. He didn't I noticed that when Lorena fell down her clothes caught on the bumper. She managed to untangle herself before he sped off but John came close to dragging her her behind his car. Lorraina felt like she might have been killed when she went back inside. After this incident she saw a list of emergency phone numbers to her refrigerator. including the contact information for Marine Corps helpline. She decided to call and was connected to a military social worker in an interview with the social worker. John denied that he abused his wife. But when asked to fill out a questionnaire he circled categories on the report sheet indicating that he had threatened to hit or throw something at her pushed carried restrained grabbed or shoved. Her drove recklessly recklessly to scare her through her bodily and hit her or tried to hit her with something John Later said that he didn't remember filling out the form or even speaking with the social worker he did say that he sometimes push Lorraina or restrain her because he claimed she sometimes. I'm trying to hit him when they fought. He objected to this because as he put it. It's not ladylike to strike out. Although John was questioned by the marine greencore. Nothing came of the interview. There was no follow up. This was perhaps because John was due to be discharged from the military the following month Lorraina said that throughout nineteen ninety one. John's beatings continued and became more frequent on several occasions. Twenty one year old lorraina place calls else to nine one one to report the abuse but the police really knew how to help her saying they didn't have the training to advise a victim. Only he wants did one of her reports result in arrest in February of Nineteen ninety-one Lorraina called nine one one after John Punched her in the face and and twisted her arm. When the responding officer arrived he noted that Lorena had sustained visible injuries to her elbow lip and foot it? John was arrested and charged with assault and battery. John pleaded guilty to these charges but his conviction was never recorded. The court records indicate that the case was dismissed. After six months. After John Completed the judges condition of attending counselling. It would not be the last time. Police were called to handle violent incident between John and Lorena. bobbitt coming up. We'll we'll talk about the final years of the Bob Marriage and the night that preceded their permanent separation. Now back to the story in the spring of Nineteen ninety-one twenty-three-year-old John Wayne Bobbitt and his wife. Twenty one year old arena had been married for nearly two years for the entirety of their marriage. Lorraina claim that John Physically and emotionally abused her. She was not silent silence about the abuse. She told customers at the Nail Salon where she worked. who asked about her bruises? Many of these customers were horrified by what they heard heard but did nothing. She told neighbors one of them gave her pamphlets on domestic violence and another offered her a place to stay below arena. Raina declined the offer. She wasn't ready to leave yet even if she was she thought it would be too easy for John defined her Lorena and John Occasionally attended church services at Bethlehem Baptist Church one Sunday Lorraina told the pastor there that her husband was hitting her the the pastors spoke to John telling him to stop. He leader recalled that John had no response she told medical professionals Dr Dr Inman treated Lorraina for a respiratory infection. She noted that Llerena seemed agitated and nervous. She was hyperventilating. Dr Ayman asked her whether she was experiencing stress and Lorraina responded that she was anxious because her husband meet her have sets without her permission. The Doctor Advice Lorraina to call protective services at times. John was also open about his behavior. An acquaintance related the time they were hanging out with a group of men talking about women in that conversation confirmed by others. John Brag that he enjoyed having forcible percival sex. The friend called. He said that he liked to make girls squirm and yell and make them bleed and yell for help Lorraine Azeem desperate for help but the one thing she wasn't willing to do was in her marriage at that point. She still believed that divorce. Worse would be immoral failing against her Catholic faith but by the summer of Nineteen Ninety one even the appearance of a marriage between John and Lorena Anna was rapidly disintegrating according till arena. John started sleeping with other women. She said he often stole money from her purse to refund his dates. John Rarely had money of his own dispend. After his discharge from the Marine Corps he struggled to find and keep job Bob. The couple relied almost entirely on the arena's income as a manicurist but she didn't make enough to pay their bills. Their cars were repossessed and their house was foreclosed on sometime in the summer of nineteen ninety one in order to keep up with the bills and get her car. Hardback arena began embezzling money from the Neil Salon. She wrote up false tickets for the customer. She served overcharging them and kept the difference. It's she did this for several months. When she eventually confesses to John he was furious? They agreed she should come clean to her. Boss Jonah Basuki. Miss Basuki was angry but she had known Lorena for several years and she understood her desperate situation and instead of firing her she dunk laurynas commissions until all the money she'd stolen was repaid with financial strain and John's infidelity a constant source of tension. The couple separated in October of Nineteen ninety-one. After two years of marriage John. Move back to Niagara Falls to stay with his family marina moved back in. With a Castro's the couple remained a part for nearly a year but they stayed in touch by telephone both seemed interested in reconciliation. Despite everything that had happened between them John was still arenas I love. She admitted I was scared to meet somebody else. A two thousand three study published in the Journal of Family Violence found that leaving. An abuser tends to be process S. rather than a discrete event and can take several years on average a victim leaves their abusers seven times before the separation is permanent it in September of Nineteen Ninety two twenty four year old. John Returned Virginia. He said he lorraina wanted to try to start over. Again and work. On in their marriage they moved into the Maplewood Park apartment complex and MANASSAS. According to Lorraine a- the abuse resumed immediately after they were reunited. The United Lorena said that by the start of nineteen ninety-three. John beat her at least twice a week by May Llerena finally seemed to recognize nice that their relationship was beyond repair around this time. John told her that his friend Robert was moving into their one bedroom apartment after the experience with Todd Lorena was weary about having more men's danner home but John didn't give her a choice choice at this point. Lorraina thought about getting a divorce when she brought it up to John. He told her she could leave but reminded her that he a new where she worked. He would always be able to find her even if their marriage was over. According to Lorena John told her that divorced people usually stay friends and continue to have sex given his past behavior arena took this as a threat he would continue to rape her even if they split up as the abuse continued. LORRAINA had the idea to hide a tape recorder in her purse. She thought a tape of John be reading her might be helpful in divorce proceedings. Ba- John discovered the tape while trying to take money from her purse and he flew into a rage. The bomb it's downstairs neighbors later. Said they heard a loud argument with someone banging in running around. She heard Llerena screaming at John to give back her purse Lorena said that John Grab the tape and flushed down the toilet. Then she said Jon Reiter Lorraina tried to fight him off. She scratched his face leaving a gal in his cheek but he overpowered her lorraina reached a point where she didn't want to salvage things. Her life with John was a nightmare and she just wanted it to be over over the next few weeks. She moved things out of the apartment. She told neighbors she was donating clothes and furniture if they wanted to come by and take what they liked. It seemed that she was finally preparing airing to walk out of her marriage on Saturday. June nineteenth nineteen ninety-three. Marina ran into a neighbor Diane Hall. She told Diane that she he was moving out and looking for a new place to live the next day. John's friend Robert. Johnston arrived to stay. With the BOBBITT's Robert noted that Lorena China was moving boxes out of the apartment. He said the couple seemed strained and that they were ignoring each other on Monday. June twenty-first Lorraina went to the Prince William County courthouse. She filled out paperwork to obtain a protective order against her husband. She was worried about what John had said that he would track her down down even if they split up at the courthouse the clerk helped her fill out the paperwork then let her know it would take some time to type up and entered the order into the computer system. Lorena told him that she couldn't stay but that she might return on Wednesday to complete the process. She may have decided sided to wait because she had not yet found her own apartment and was still living with John. Lorena might have realized that if she filed the protective order that day they they would have had to separate immediately before she was ready to move out the next morning John and Robert were gone when Lorraine awoke up. John had gotten a job. Unloading trucks at a food warehouse and secured Robert Temporary work there as well. Lorraina went to work at the Nail Salon as usual. When she came came home? The men were still out. John was supposed to work a second job that evening as a host at a nightclub but he was told it was a slow night and he wasn't needed he and Robert decided to go out for drinks instead lorraina. Meanwhile had a quiet night at home. She visited with her downstairs. There's neighbor Ella Jones and talked about her marriage. Miss Jones had overheard several incidents of violence and she was worried about Lorraina when the arena opened up about the abuse. Miss Jones told her that she could come spend the night at her place but she was an elderly woman with several health problems and the rain. It did not want to make more trouble for her. She thinks Miss Jones for the offer. Then she went back to her apartment and went to bed after drinking several several beers. John and Robert left the bar around one thirty a M. They had a meal at a Denny's restaurant then returned to the Maplewood Park apartment around three. Am in the early hours of Wednesday. June twenty third Llerena said that she woke up to find her husband on top of her her he had ripped off the shorts and underwear. She was wearing and forced himself onto her. She said she tried to cry out but he shoved his tongue so afar down her throat. She thought she was going to vomit. She kept shaking her head no but he ignored her and raped her afterward he pushed her away arena said she cried and asked him why he did this tour. He told her to leave them alone and let him sleep. Llerena pulled on her clothes and got out of bed. Her head roiled as unwanted images flashed through her brain. She couldn't stop the barrage of memories the first time John hit her kicked her choked her and all the times after hundreds of instances seared into her mind she tried to calm herself down to stop her body from shaking to stop the pictures from flooding leading to her brain but it was impossible. She was so tired and angry. She had reached her limit. She was desperate to escape to be rid of John but it seemed impossible. The whole he had on her felt like a heavy cloak on her shoulders. She couldn't simply shrug it off. It's suffocated her. She felt terrified that she would never be free. Llerena went into the kitchen. She thought a glass of water might help settle her nerves as she opened the refrigerator the the kitchen filled with light. LLERENA turn towards the counter to grab a glass instead. The first thing she saw was a knife if she reached out and wrapped her fingers around the handle it felt smooth and cool in her hand when she returned to the bedroom. She took the knife with her. Thanks again for tuning into crimes of passion. We will be back Wednesday with the next episode on John and Lorena Bobbitt. We'll discuss Halloween. 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