Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Power of Testimony

Over the summer in Seattle, a gripping trial occurred. The defendant, Isaiah Kalebu raped two women, murdered one, and attempted to murder the second. He claimed God made him do it. There are few people who put into words the difficulty of testifying in a sexual abuse trial, and also the power of facing your attacker, better than the surviving victim did. Normally, victims of sexual abuse are not identified, but Jennifer Hopper put herself in the public eye by writing an article about her experience.

Please read this article.

Good luck Jennifer.

As for Kalebu, he got life without parole.

1 comment:

  1. Hard not to cry reading that. Very powerful. I hope her story does help other women. That's going to stay with me a very long time. Thank you for that.