IDVAAC News Winter 2010, Volume 11, Number 1

"I had to help myself because no one was going to help me."

Former Wife of 'DC Sniper' Offers Hope for Healing

 

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uring a conference luncheon, Mildred Muhammad, former wife of “D.C. Sniper” John Allen Muhammad, shared her personal struggle of domestic violence, behind the national tragic event. Muhammad spoke about some of the warning signs she observed with her former husband and how she fought to protect her three children after he kidnapped them for 18 months.

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Dr. Williams described Muhammad as “a fierce advocate for herself and her children.” While retelling her experience, Muhammad stated, “I had to help myself because no one was going to help me.” She told the audience about the legal obstacles she faced in protecting herself and her family.

Muhammad founded After the Trauma, a domestic violence resource organization, based on her own experiences as a way to help other survivors find resources when they’re preparing to leave a perpetrator of domestic violence. Muhammad recently published a book about her life story, a memoir called Scared Silent, which is in book stores now.

 

Those interested in photos, videos and additional content from the conference can find them at www.idvaac.org/healing.

 

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