Monday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

‘That’s rubbish and you know it!’ There wasn’t any distance between them. Ready for the blows that she expected to come, Martha cowered. ‘I’m sorry.’ ‘Why are you sorry? I shouldn’t have got angry,’ Chris said, and created space between them. ‘I killed him.’ ‘The first time I was in prison I killed my oldContinue reading “Monday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Saturday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

‘How many fingers am I holding up?’ ‘Three.’            ‘You need to drink this. It will help.’ ‘I’m fine.’ Martha wanted to refuse the water the doctor offered her. However, he had such a stern look on his face that she accepted. He turned to the prison officer and addressed the solicitor once more. ‘She willContinue reading “Saturday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday Worries – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

Her mum glanced at Buddy and back to Laura. ‘Thomas needed me, and I let him down.’ ‘Bollocks, he let you down and you don’t deserve this guilty verdict!’ ‘I might not remember the exact details, but I killed him.’ ‘Because he was going to kill you.’ ‘It’s not that simple.’ ‘It’s always been thatContinue reading “Wednesday Worries – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday – Trial – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

‘She was never angry, just worn down; she thought it was her fault.’ ‘I put it to you Mrs Carlton that your friend was pushed to the end of her limits and had told you about her animosity towards her husband.’ ‘No, Martha is the least confrontational person I know. That’s what makes this wholeContinue reading “Wednesday – Trial – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Monday Witness – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

‘Now for more recent events – can you tell me about the night of November 20th, 2013?’ ‘I had a phone call from Martha, she was afraid that Thomas would kill her, asked me to pick her up.’ ‘What did you find when you got to the victim?’ ‘Martha’s face was a mass of bruisesContinue reading “Monday Witness – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Saturday -16/10 Snippet – From It Won’t Happen Again

Theresa Carlton Witness for the Defence ‘How long have you known the accused, Martha Whitman?’ ‘Twenty-five years,’ Theresa said, confident she could stand the pressure of the witness box. ‘Can you tell me where you first met?’ ‘I worked at Saint Mark’s Hospital as a cleaner.’ Theresa didn’t hesitate once. The truth finally had toContinue reading “Saturday -16/10 Snippet – From It Won’t Happen Again”

Friday Follow – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

‘Is it any wonder your dad was angry. Eighteen and pregnant with a boy who didn’t trust you. In a relationship with another boy you hardly knew within months.’ ‘I knew him better than I knew Thomas.’ ‘I put it to you that your father had every right to be angry, so on that dayContinue reading “Friday Follow – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Thursday Trials – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

Laura Masters Witness for the Defence The witness box barely contained the volcano rumbling in Laura’s stomach. ‘Can you tell me a little part of your home life when you were a child?’ ‘I was always put to bed early and told to be a quiet little mouse.’ ‘Why was that?’ ‘If I weren’t inContinue reading “Thursday Trials – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday Worries – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

‘I have worked at Reading Prison for over ten years and have seen countless women with violent partners.’ ‘How does long-term domestic abuse affect the victim?’ ‘They feel they have no choice but to believe their abuser will change. They are in constant fear of their lives and little by little they feel like theyContinue reading “Wednesday Worries – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Friday Foe – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

‘Can I ask you, how often you visited Thomas in his home?’ ‘Once every couple of weeks and every few months they would hold a neighbourhood watch meeting.’ ‘So, in a year, you spent approximately thirty days in their home. You expect the jury to believe that you knew the victim well. I put itContinue reading “Friday Foe – A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”