Gina Kirschenheiter was in court with her former husband, Matt last Tuesday. Matt plead guilty to one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury of a spouse, and to one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit. Astoundingly, it appears he will do no jail time. It looks like he will be on an ankle monitor fo 178 days and must complete a 52 week batters program. Then he will have three months of formal probation.
Gina tearfully read her statement to the judge. “I thought I was going to die. I still get chills thinking about how I begged you to, ‘Stop. Think about the kids.’ And you responded by saying, ‘Your mom is going to die tonight.’ It echoes in my brain, and it sinks deep in my heart. That night, it literally felt like I was in a house with a stranger whom I’d never met before. Your eyes were completely black, and you were not Matt. It was so hard for me to believe that it was even you, but it was.
It’s taken me a lot of time, self-care, and therapy to work through what happened that night, but I have managed to forgive you for most of it. I accept that I will always have this painful memory from that night. I’ve come to terms with that.”
So do you think the punishment fit the crime? Or not.