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Saturday, September 24, 2011

[NC] Prayers needed: Ex Officer Hester attempted murder-suicide of ex wife Erin Cobb

The man was identified as Jeremy A. Hester, 31, a former Metro Division officer with the police department... Ms. [Erin Marie] Cobb was hospitalized in stable/critical condition this morning, after surgery... It's unclear whether he still works in law enforcement...


(9/28/11 UPDATE: See very loving 4th comment below this post. Excerpts - 9/27/11 "Jeremy Hester 31 years of age passed away 3:46pm today... Please pray for his dad... Please pray for his ex wife and children. The family left behind with so many questions not answered...")


FORMER CMPD OFFICER SUSPECTED OF DOUBLE SHOOTING IN DAVIDSON AREA
NewsChannel 36 Staff
by AMY COWMAN
September 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM
[Excerpts] Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have confirmed a former CMPD officer is the suspect in a domestic double shooting in Davidson. Davidson police said they found Jeremy Hester and his ex-wife Erin Cobb lying in the front yard of a home on Callaway Hills Lane just after 2:00 a.m Saturday. Witnesses told police Hester drove to Cobb's house, where they got into an argument. Police said Hester shot his ex-wife in the neck and then shot himself in the head.... Police said Hester was hired in 2007 and worked patrol in the Metro Division. He resigned in March of 2010. [Full article here]



MAN, WOMAN SHOT IN OVERNIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT
wbtv.com
By Kristin Cronenberger
Sep 24, 2011
[Excerpts] ...Neighbors say 31 year old Jeremy Hester drove to his ex wife's house, the two got into an argument, then shots were fired. Investigators say Hester shot his ex wife, 28 year old Erin Cobb in the neck before shooting himself in the head. Both are still alive this morning at Carolinas Medical Center Main. According to CMPD officers, Hester is a former Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer who resigned from the department in March 2010... [Full article here]

POLICE: FORMER CMPD OFFICER SHOOTS EX, THEN HIMSELF
The Charlotte Observer
By Meghan Cooke
Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011
[Excerpts] A former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and his ex-wife are in critical condition Saturday morning, police say, after the man shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself in Davidson... Witnesses told police that Jeremy A. Hester, 31, drove to the home of his ex-wife, Erin Marie Cobb, 28, and they began arguing inside. Moments after the pair walked outside, multiple gunshots were fired... Around 9 a.m., police said Cobb had undergone surgery and was in critical but stable condition. Hester remained in critical condition. Hester was hired as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in May 2007 but resigned in March 2010 "to pursue other employment opportunities," according to police. His last assignment with CMPD was as a patrol officer in the department's Metro Division. IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER HE STILL WORKS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT... [Full article here]

FORMER POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS EX-WIFE, SELF IN EAST DAVIDSON
DavidsonNews.net
David Boraks
Posted on 24 September 2011.
[Excerpts] A former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer shot his ex-wife and himself early Saturday at a home east Davidson’s Runnymede neighborhood. The two people are in serious condition at Carolinas Medical Center. And Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating the case, which they say involved a family dispute... Just after 9 a.m., CMPD identified the victim as Erin Marie Cobb, 28. The man was identified as Jeremy A. Hester, 31, a former Metro Division officer with the police department... Ms. Cobb was hospitalized in stable/critical condition this morning, after surgery. Mr. Hester was hospitalized in critical condition... Officers with the Davidson, NC, Police Department responded to an ADW-With Injury call... Based upon initial statements of witnesses at the scene, the male subject drove to his ex-wife’s house on Callaway Hills Lane and they got into an argument inside the residence. Witnesses state that moments after they went outside, multiple gunshots were fired... Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence... [Full article here]

"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Osorio is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 2011-0924-020201."

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21 comments:

  1. No cop hating? Someone needs to relay those exact words to the Charlotte Observer.com. It seems the only thing that matters to people posting on that site is whether or not "CMPD does psych evaluations". That has nothing to do with this incident and no, he wasn't with any other law enforcement. What EVERYONE needs to be doing is praying for both families. All the loved ones who will be left behind by Mr. Hester and all the loved ones who will be by Ms. Cobb's side while she pieces her life back together. God be with everyone involved.

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  2. 11:49 AM
    Suspect in domestic double shooting remains in critical condition
    By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff

    http://triangle.news14.com/content/local_news/647299/suspect-in-domestic-double-shooting-remains-in-critical-condition

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  3. what does being a former police officer even have to do with the situation. If the guy worked at publix they wouldn't even mention it.
    Basically it boils down to domestic violence and how it needs to stop IMMEDIATELY!

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  4. An update from Saturday night.....
    The Fighting Fundamental Forums
    September 27, 2011

    Sherryh said:

    Jeremy Hester 31 years of age passed away 3:46pm today....Please pray for his dad who was his very best friend. Jeremy's small children and his ex wife condition. I know this about Jeremy he grew up in terrible conditions but never let that stop him from moving forward. He graduated from high school and went right into the Marines. He has traveled the world. He was deployed to the Middle East and became an bomb specialist.After 3 tours of duty he came home to be a police officer in Charlotte. He was hired in 2007 and resigned 2010. He then went to work for a company that serves the military in Huntesville,Al. and then to Fredericksburg,Va. He had lunch with his dad on Friday and they went to look at Harley's....The next thing his dad knew was police officers were at his door...on Saturday morning. His dad has never left the hospital until today.My prayer is I hope during his travels that he knew God.Please pray for his ex wife and children. The family left behind with so many questions not answered.........
    http://www.fundamentalforums.com/the-fighting-forum/99863-an-update-from-saturday-night-2.html

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  5. Thank you so much for the updates. Such a truly sad situation. It seems Jeremy was loved by many and this seems to be a surprising event to all

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  6. Former police officer dies after shooting wife, self
    wcnc.com
    by NewsChannel 36 Staff
    Posted on September 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM
    Updated today at 2:02 PM

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- A former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer who shot himself during an apparent murder-suicide attempt has died.

    Paramedics were called to a home on Callaway Hills Lane in Davidson on Saturday.

    When they arrived they found Jeremy Allen Hester and his ex-wife, Erin Cobb, lying in the front yard.

    Police say Hester shot Cobb then turned the gun on himself.

    Cobb remains hospitalized, but police have not released an update on her condition.

    CMPD says Hester left the force back in 2009.

    http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Former-CMPD-cop-dies-after-shooting-wife-self-130709703.html

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  7. JEREMY HESTER DIES AFTER SATURDAY SHOOTING IN DAVIDSON
    davidsonnews.net
    David Boraks
    28 September 2011
    ... Meanwhile, his ex-wife, Erin Marie Cobb, 28, remains in the hospital recovering... Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Osorio is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. [Full article here]

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  8. FORMER COP SHOOTS EX-WIFE, HIMSELF
    Huntersville Herald
    by Katie Orlando
    eptember 29, 2011 in News
    [Excerpts] ...The couple had been arguing inside the home before the shooting... Hester would have faced charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, a police spokesman said. Hester resigned as a patrol officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department last year. He’d served since 2007, police said. The couple was married May 3, 2007. Court records show Cobb filed for divorce last year. It is unclear if Cobb was renting the Callaway Hills Lane house or staying with someone. She had been living in Concord until earlier this year... [Full article here]

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  9. The Glessner FamilyOctober 04, 2011

    This is truly a sad situation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Erin as well as the Hester family. We went to High School with both Jeremy and Erin and remember laughing all the time while being around them. The world has truly lost a great friend and soldier. We pray for a speedy recovery and know that all things are possible through God and prayer. God bless.

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  10. Friends of Erin Marie Cobb hosted a benefit for her Wednesday at the Carolina Ale House at 201 South College St.

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  11. CaringBridge, a nonprofit organization
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/erincobb

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 9:17 AM, EDT
    [Excerpts] ...We want to thank everyone for all the prayers, well wishes, offers to help, etc. It has been a difficult number of days but she is tough, tough, tough. (That's no surprise to any of us!) She is being very strong and very determined.
    Erin had surgery yesterday to repair her jaw. The surgeon indicated that everything went well. The jaw line should be as beautiful as always.
    She has started physical therapy...

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 9:38 PM, EDT
    [Excerpts] The day following Erin's reconstructive jaw surgery
    It has been a tough day. The pulmonary ventilation tube is becoming more uncomfortable to Erin. It can't be removed until the left lung is totally inflated. The procedure to remove mucus from her lung is rigorous... This procedure has been repeated every four hours... The jaw construction surgical site is very swollen as we were told it would be... Erin has endured all of this with the intrepid spirit that defines her character. We continue to take time each day to thank God for the continued blessings of improvement and today to read the beautiful and comforting comments from all of her dear friends. We love you and appreciate all of the kind words and sustaining prayers.

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 11:56 PM, EDT
    [Excerpts] Erin is still being jostled around every four hours clearing her lungs. This is critical... She's being really tough... Regardless of the pain she's working through it with incredible fortitude... right now I just want her to know I will be here to help (as will so many others) until she is on her own again.

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  12. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 3:39 PM, EDT
    [Excerpts] Airway removal day (Yeah)
    This morning's meeting with the doctors was exciting. They thought Erin had improved enough so that the respirator tube causing her so much discomfort could finally be removed... Erin must begin the tough task of learning to inhale, exhale, and cough without respirator assistance... We are so very proud of her and the fortitude she has shown. We humbly thank all dear friends of this family for their continued prayer and friendship. With continued graces and the fine work of the staff here, Erin will be reading your incredibly kind remarks herself very soon. So, please keep those beautiful notes coming. Your words mean so much. Blessings.... Mom.

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 12:31 AM, EDT
    Lots of tests today. Improvement of the left sub-clavical (I think) artery. Two drains removed just two to go! Her left lung is improving. She's breathing better... Lots of good news. Physical therapy to help her make those "nixon" peace signs... She's exhausted but I'd say it was a good day. She's now rsting with Myrtle Beach Bear, Bear Cobb and Phil's duckie... Tomorrow is another busy day of physical therapy, respiratory therapy and whatever else therapy we can come up with...

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 10:05 PM, CDT
    A new day with new challenges. Huge milestone. Transition to the wheelchair was exhausting and painful... She sat up for 45 minutes... She knows it is painful both physically and emotionally but she perseveres in spite of it. She will drive thru this. Don't get in her way once she sets her mind to it.
    We have had a few difficult questions and even more difficult answers as we probe into the why's of the past and the concerns about the future. She will need the strength of her friends to help her going forward physically and more importantly, emotionally...

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 10:25 PM, CDT
    Another great day. Several major positive events. Erin's lung drain was removed after an early morning xray... Her pulmonary exercises are getting more aggressive. The shaking still is on a 4 hour schedule... She continues to practice her hand exercises... She is surrounded by some of her closest friends... We are so appreciative of everyone's help...

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 11:04 PM, EDT
    Each day that I spend with Erin I am so amazed at her strength and her maturity. She has recognized that she has some challenges ahead of her and is more than willing to work through the hardest of those. So far she has accepted her paralysis as a challenge to prove the doctors wrong. Each day she tolerates more time in the wheelchair. Today she spent two hours in the "chair"; it will take four for her to graduate from the Intensive Care Unit to the Rehabilitation Center... I have become fascinated by her spirit and her calmness in spite of the road ahead of her. She has assured me that she is the same old Erin that we had not seen for the last several years. She is confident and determined. I am so glad to have her back.

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  13. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 1:19 AM, EDT
    Bethany: I'm not sure that I have ever met you but you sure are making quite a positive impression on lots of people. Your cards are wonderful. The brownies ...AWESOME. Most of all your hugs for Lucy. Lucy has spent the last 10 days sprucing up the house and the yard to make it a happy place. Returning to the house is getting easier since she has transformed it inside and out!... I cannot express to you Bethany how your hugs for Lucy have helped her during those few moments when she is not busy transforming something. You are a wonderful, wonderful person.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 6:11 PM, EDT
    Real Food at Last... Erin passed the swallow test... She spent 2 hours in the chair with a greater level of tolerance today than yesterday. She now has a bar above the bed that allows her to adjust her upper body to her liking. It gives Erin a chance to strenghten her biceps too (Yeah)... She continues her respiratory therapy... Again tonight I have been overwhelmed by Erin's fortitude, grace and her capacity to be positively involved with the many people that have cared for her... After each treatment: feeding, bathing, cleaning or whatever ordeal she is put through she thanks her caretakers for their efforts and the work that they do to help her get better. It is so touching to witness their response to her. It fills my heart with the most incredible joy to see how she is affecting so many people in so many ways... As I lay down to rest tonight I am assured that she has found the faith she has been seeking. I hope we can all learn from her the importance of being thankful for life no matter what lies ahead...

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 12:05 AM, EDT
    ...the feeding tube was removed today... We have learned so much about the human body while we have watched her heal. It is a remarkable, fascinating and humbling experience to watch how much the body is capable of overcoming.
    The emotional side is going to take longer to heal. Erin has been able to speak of the event with clarity. She recognizes that she is lucky and but for the grace of God she is here today... I want to thank everyone who has continued to support us in so many ways. The food, the cards, the visits, the hugs and most of all the prayers. I feel that I am asking for more than we deserve when so many others are hurting. I can't help being selfish when it comes to Erin.... I'm her Mom and darn proud of it.

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 11:59 PM, EDT
    Today was a long and tiring day for Erin. As she continues to heal and her medicines are modified there are certain pains that are not easily remedied by medication. Breathing room temperature air is very painful and she tries to warm the air by placing a wash cloth over her mouth. Her jaw is healing and but her mouth is very raw. Today's major event was a visit to the hospital dentist. She had one broken tooth removed and several of her teeth had to be bonded to reduce the pain of her exposed dentin and roots. Repair of the injuries to her mouth will take several months. Nothing major can be started before the jaw heals completely... Soon she will be transitioned to the rehabilitation center where the focus will be on re-learning life skills. The intense focused process to teach her how to live within her current capabilities will be good for her... I am getting reassurance from the professionals that this is the best thing for her. Nevertheless, I want to shelter her from any more hurting. When this transition occurs, the ability to visit her will be greatly diminished. I recognize that this will be the best for her and for all those who want to be with her, support her and do all we can to make her feel comfortable. It will be a necessary break for everyone as we all need to heal our hearts and allow Erin to heal her body....

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  14. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 1:50 PM, CDT
    ...she is looking forward to the daily physical challenge of rebuilding her upper body strength while learning new life skills... She got her scrapbook from her Crossfit Vitality team. Wow is it fantastic beautiful and very touching. Definitely an effort of love. You all have touched her to her core. Your donation will go into her fund...and it will be used for the right stuff at the right time...

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 7:29 PM, EDT
    Rehab Yeah!
    What a great day. Chelsea spent time tending and primping Erin before leaving the hospital for the rehabilitation center late this afternoon. She looked quiet nice with her hair cleaned and braided. It was wonderful to see Erin enjoying the TLC. Chelsea thanks for being such a doting friend.
    Over at the rehabilitation center the first thing I noticed was how QUIET it is. No bells, no dinging, no on-going monitors. She's in a place where she can get the appropriate rest she needs...

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011 9:49 PM, EDT
    Day 1 at Rehab.
    I am posting information based on events as reported by others... Erin started the activities of the day by learning to move from her bed into her wheelchair and rolling down the hall... When offered to go back to bed, Erin said that since the gym was nearby she ought to give it a try. I understand that she got on the mat and did some balancing sets before heading back to her room... It's hard to believe that it has been two weeks since this terrible tragedy... To all who have had us in your thoughts and prayers we thank you again. I feel they are working wonders for our girl...

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 8:03 AM, EDT
    Another Day closer... As she continues to heal and she gains dexterity in her left hand she is going to have time to communicate her story herself. I look forward to her perspective...

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 7:10 PM, CDT
    Today was a good day... we are so so so grateful that Erin is able to eat on her own. In a few weeks when her jaw is healed she will be able to chew more typical food...

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011 9:00 PM, EDT
    ...My first inclination of what kind of day it was going to be was a prodding from Erin asking why I was late... She had already eaten breakfast, and was preparing for the physical therapist. 1 hour of physical therapy, learning how to transition into the wheelchair, then learning to maneuver herself to the gym, learn how to balance, lean, pull her legs onto the foot stands, lean over and touch the floor... She is having to relearn so much... In the midst of this we had to deal with one "matter of fact" therapist. Erin had to remind that therapist to be positive about her recovery... I learned much about strength and determination, and that it's okay to cry when she's not watching... Hug your loved ones and remember we are one day closer...

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  15. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 11:37 PM, EDT
    Seems as though everytime I get on this forum I have to reflect back on the events of the day. Sometimes the days run together and I struggle to remember everything we did today. First off the doctors decided that Erin could eat "mechanically" processed meats and cooked veges... The jaw still needs to be protected while it heals... Her biggest challenge is her low blood pressure... It's hard to imagine that a few short weeks ago this would be her way of life right now.. Again, she has castigated those who doubt her ability to walk in the future...

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 10:26 PM, EDT
    written by janet andersen
    ...The Occupational Therapist was coaching and evaluating Erin's ability to dress for the day's activities... I watched and cheered her on while she used her upper body strength to pull on her shirt and sweats.
    I learned how to wrap her legs in bandages to help with blood circulation... After putting on her shoes she rested until the physical therapy session...So when you all lay down to rest tonight please think about what you can do for the ones that you love and cherish...

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011 9:40 PM, EDT
    Another day under our belt. I was on time and ready to help her take her first shower since the incident. Well that was not to be. Erin made an executive decision to wait a couple more days until she can better balance... Erin was in Spinal Education class. THe Center offers a daily class on specific aspects of Spinal Injury education... The big excitement today was the last IV line has been removed. As of today she has no attached tubes... Later this evening a whole batch of friends showed up. It was wonderful to see Erin's expression as each person showed up. It was quiet nice to see her excitement of the videos and pictures of yesterday's event! Wow. You all are so fantastic to support her. She is so humbled by the lovely event and how much was contributed... Thanks to all who continue to keep Erin in your thoughts and prayers.

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  16. [Woo hoo!!!!]

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011 10:53 PM, EDT
    The following is Erin's post from earlier this morning. I am sooooo excited that she posted her own thoughts. I copied it into the journal for all to read.
    "Hi everyone! Just wanted to leave everyone a quick sneaky message. I am more grateful than I can ever express. I don't even have the time to name anyone specifically. My heart has grown 10 times in size. Thank you doesn't even begin to suffice. The love and support that has surrounded me is incredible. I will have to at least give a shout out to Merideth, Katherine, Phil, the Desk and Agency, and my amazing CrossFit Vitality family.Thank you times a million for the benefit. As you all know I have a close knit team that handles me daily. I am not sure I could have been blessed with a better family, if you know me at all my friends are my family. Daily they put their busy lives on hold to visit, paint my nails, pluck my brows, bring me treats, save me from people trying to drop me on my head, pray with me, and generally lift my spirits. I am blessed. My life may be different now, but my soul is happier and I AM FREE. I believe with every ounce of my existence I will walk, run, and WOD again. I love you all.
    erin cobb"...
    [LINK]

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  17. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

    ..."Hi everyone! Just wanted to leave everyone a quick sneaky message. I am more grateful than I can ever express. I don't even have the time to name anyone specifically. My heart has grown 10 times in size. Thank you doesn't even begin to suffice. The love and support that has surrounded me is incredible. I will have to at least give a shout out to Merideth, Katherine, Phil, the Desk and Agency, and my amazing CrossFit Vitality family.Thank you times a million for the benefit. As you all know I have a close knit team that handles me daily. I am not sure I could have been blessed with a better family, if you know me at all my friends are my family. Daily they put their busy lives on hold to visit, paint my nails, pluck my brows, bring me treats, save me from people trying to drop me on my head, pray with me, and generally lift my spirits. I am blessed. My life may be different now, but my soul is happier and I AM FREE. I believe with every ounce of my existence I will walk, run, and WOD again. I love you all.

    erin cobb"...

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/erincobb/journal

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  18. CrossFitters dedicate Nov. 19 workout to Erin Cobb
    davidsonnews.net
    11 November 2011

    [Excerpts] Friends from a local CrossFit training center are organizing a fitness-related fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19, for Erin Cobb... Ms. Cobb was an avid “CrossFitter” before she was shot, and remains partially paralyzed... Vitality owners Steve and Jessica Pinkerton have organized a region-wide CrossFit fundraiser on Erin’s behalf, inviting all area area CrossFit affiliates to participate in a dedicated workout, or Workout of the Day (WOD), as they are called. They’ve created a special “Cobb WOD,” called a “hero” WOD. Ms. Cobb is planning to attend the Nov. 19 event, which will be at Vitality CrossFit, 7828 Westwinds Blvd., Concord. It begins at 1 p.m. Registration fees, T-shirt sales and all related donations will go to Ms. Cobb’s foundation, which is helping to paying her medical expenses. Information is at www.cobbwod.com...

    http://davidsonnews.net/2011/11/11/crossfitters-dedicate-nov-19-workout-to-erin-cobb/

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  19. Saturday Nov 19th at 1pm we will host a special WOD at CrossFit Vitality for one of our members, Erin Cobb. Erin was a victim of a horrible act of domestic violence and is currently paralyzed from the chest down.
    http://www.cobbwod.com/

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  20. BEAUTIFUL VIDEO INTERVIEW - BE SURE TO SEE IT BEFORE THE WEBSITE TAKES IT DOWN.

    Woman shot twice by ex-husband recounts tale
    WSOC Charlotte
    November 18, 2011
    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29803363/detail.html

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Nearly two months after a local woman was shot twice by her husband before he turned the gun on himself, she opened up about the volatile relationship and her recovery.

    Erin Cobb married a fellow Marine and former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, a man she said was mentally abusive and manipulative.

    When she tried to break things off with him, the relationship turned physically violent and deadly. .

    “He just got this look in his eye,” Cobb said, recalling the night her ex-husband, Jeremy Hester, tried to kill her when she told him she was leaving.

    “I saw him pull a gun out of his pants and he shot me. Then he shot me again. Then I heard a third shot and I knew he had shot himself,” she said.

    Hester died two days later.

    Cobb survived, but two months later she is still fighting to regain her life. She is paralyzed from her chest down and recovering from shots that pierced her neck and mouth.

    “I had to have four titanium plates in my jaw and complete reconstruction,” she said.

    It’s a challenging place for a former Marine and competitive bodybuilder.

    She met Hester in the Marines when the two served in Iraq. She said he returned with PTSD, and that’s when things escalated.

    “He refused to get help, get better, refused to acknowledge that he had any problems,” Cobb said.

    But she never imagined the relationship would end like it did.

    “He would call me 100 times a day, just would not leave me alone. (He would) show up places. Finally, so he would stop, I allowed him back in my life,” Cobb said.

    Cobb said that was a mistake and she’s now sharing her story to warn women in abusive relationships to leave before it’s too late.

    “I had so much pride. I said, ‘I’m not leaving my life. I’m not the one with the problem.’ And in the end, this is how I ended up,” she said.

    Now she spends every day focused on rehabilitation, determined to walk again.

    “I am eternally hopeful. I’m strong. I believe in my body. I shouldn’t have survived and I did, and there’s no reason I can’t overcome this as well, survive this as well,” Cobb said.

    In keeping with Cobb’s passion for fitness, her friends at Cross Fit Vitality in Concord have planned a Cobb WoD, or workout of the day, event in her honor Saturday, Nov. 19, to raise money to help with her medical bills.

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