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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

[FL] Now-fired Deputy Thompson's defense for almost beating his wife to death

The judge is being asked to believe that in order to "defend himself and to remove the gun from his homicidal/ suicidal wife” Leon County Deputy Mark Thompson had to handcuff her, drag her across the floor, break two bones in her arm, break both of her eye sockets by punching her face repeatedly, crush her spleen to the point it had to be surgically removed, kick her up and down her body leaving multiple bruises, beating her from August 10th into August 11th.

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FORMER LEON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY ON TRIAL IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
Tallahassee Democrat
Elizabeth M. Mack
June 30, 2009
[Excerpts] Objections were on the rise Monday during the trial of former Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Thompson as his ex-wife testified before the court in a domestic-violence case against Thompson. Thompson’s ex-wife sat nervously before jurors as she testified about the events that took place the night of her August 10, 2007, birthday and in the days afterward. While fighting back tears, she said she was terrified for her life. “I was scared to death, I thought he was going to kill me,” she said. “My main focus was staying conscious and alive”... She said she “knew it was going to be bad” and that her husband was in one of his moods... She was later hospitalized after being beaten by Thompson... Thompson’s attorney painted the ex-wife as controlling, irrationally jealous and abusive. “We believe that the evidence will show that (Thompson) never put a gun to (his wife’s) head nor beat her with an intent to kill, but only to defend himself and to remove the gun from his homicidal/suicidal wife” Thompson’s attorney Bruce Ellison said... Thompson was arrested at his parent’s travel trailer at Big Bend Oak RV on North Monroe Street where he threatened to kill himself during a 30-minute standoff with members of his former department, according to the LCSO. [Full article here]

2 comments:

  1. AnonymousJuly 06, 2009

    Convicted, awaiting sentencing.

    For the record: what a douche.

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    1. He was my best friend in high school. Haven't seen him in like 25yrs. So sorry to hear of this. Hopefully he can turn his life around and find happiness and peace after he serves his time. My condolences to his ex-wife as well.

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