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Abuse victim testifies at Charles Peck trial

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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:00 am

Whether a torture and domestic violence suspect spends life in prison will depend on if jurors believe his alleged victim, an admitted drug user who sobbed in court Tuesday.

For three days this summer, Charles Peck, 51, allegedly held his girlfriend against her will at their Acampo home, beat her and chained her to a bed. The woman testified against him at an August preliminary hearing and on Tuesday she again faced him, this time at a trial in front of 12 jurors.

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  • posted at 8:11 am on Wed, Oct 28, 2009.


    ordinarycitizen,I agree 100%!

  • posted at 3:42 am on Wed, Oct 28, 2009.


    Correction: It should read, "choose to be with the wrong men." One more thought, Mr. Defense Attorney, I hope your client ends up in prison for the rest of his life because men like this will NEVER change! If for some insane reason he is found innocent, and I pray that the jury will have common sense in this case, he will be free to do this to another woman and guess what? The next woman will end up dead. This guy has such rage issues that not even the best counselor in the world will be able to help him because he thinks he's far superior to women - that's why he beat this woman down. And he is, in fact, the master manipulater in this scenario. He doesn't think he has done anything wrong to her at all, and he most likely thinks that she got what she deserved for whatever his sick and twisted reasons are. To the woman, thank GOD you escaped because the next stop for you would have been the morgue.

  • posted at 3:37 am on Wed, Oct 28, 2009.


    "The evidence will show that she lies, she steals, that she manipulates people, that she does all of these things in order to maintain her lifestyle, a lifestyle of abusing drugs," Deputy Public Defender Michael Bullard told the jury.Dear Mr. Defense Attorney: Even if she did do all of the things that you stated above doesn't give Mr. Peck the right to lay ONE hand on this woman. The worst woman in the world does not deserve to be treated like a dog - in fact, a whole lot of abusers treat their dogs better than they do their own families, their children, their wives or girlfriends. Your argument is a sick one and a flawed one. How on earth do you think those horrific bruises got on this woman's body? To the woman, get off drugs, they mess up your life and your judgement when choosing a man. Get yourself some good counseling to find out why you do drugs and choose to be with the wrong me. Love yourself enough to change and find a good man who will treat you the way you should be treated, with respect.



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