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Thread: The facts regarding the Jackson/Gellatly incident in Oxford, Connecticut in May 2014

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    The facts regarding the Jackson/Gellatly incident in Oxford, Connecticut in May 2014

    Read the April Warrant and report at:

    http://wtnh.com/2014/05/09/slain-wif...mental-health/


    Newly proposed legislation being considered appears to be based on events of May 7th 2014 in Oxford, Connecticut.


    The testimony of Merry Jackson to the Connecticut Judiciary Committee on March 11, 2015, was extremely emotional and may have the effect desired by those seeking to further infringe upon the rights of lawful owners of firearms.

    Knowing that there must be more to the story, I now present facts regarding the situation:

    After attending the Connecticut Judiciary Committee Hearings on March 11, 2015, and listening to Merry Jackson testify, I began to research the issue of Merry Jackson and Lori Gellatly who were both victims of domestic violence on one or more occasions prior to the tragic event that took place in Oxford, Connecticut in the early morning on May 7, 2014.

    Published reports document that Lori Gellatly was first assaulted by her husband Scott Gellatly in early April 2014, and subsequently murdered after being shot multiple times by her husband Scott Gellatly at her mother's home in Oxford, Connecticut on the morning of May 7, 2014.


    In conducting my review of published facts and the testimony of Merry Jackson, I have arrived at the following conclusions, the last of which is the most troubling.


    The arrest warrant for Scott Gellatly that was signed on April 4th, 2014 did not prevent the May 7th break in assaults or homicide.

    The restraining order(s) that were issued, (and never served), did not prevent the May 7th assaults and homicide.

    The Connecticut Risk Warrant statute was not suggested to, or requested by, Merry Jackson or her daughter Lori Gellatly.

    The alarm system that was installed in the Jackson home did not prevent the May 7th break-in, assaults or homicide.

    The emergency devices worn to summon public safety in case of emergency did not prevent the May 7th assaults or homicide.

    The Jackson family's use of land line or cell phones to summon law enforcement to protect those in the Jackson home did not prevent the May 7th assaults and homicide.

    Acquisition and/or possession of a firearm, (as a method of self defense in the Jackson home), was never suggested, advocated, considered or taken.
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    I was watching a Crime channel show called 'The Mind of a Murderer' on the ID channel (Investigation Discovery):

    http://www.investigationdiscovery.co...of-a-murderer/

    ...and though sometimes hard to watch (it's not excessively graphic, just heart-rending), it shows how much the 'victim' is almost a passive or even active participant, because they seem to ignore all danger signals and keep going back to their abusers.

    One show was horrific and because of a "failure" of 911 (blamed on a shift change, of all things) the victim, though transmitting to 911 as she was being killed, was stomped to death.

    She went back to this guy with 'explosive mood disorder' (according to the show) five times, I think. She ignored death threats, beatings, slapping, having bottles thrown at her and kept telling the cops she loved this guy.

    I'm not saying your case is the same AT ALL. I'm just suggesting that in hindsight these things look totally preventable, but nothing seems to get done. The police were even sitting in the room when he called and made death threats. The lead investigator quit and retired because of this (I think because he did nothing, drug his feet or laughed it off, IDK).

    Just something to think about. Fails all around and then it happens, despite 'orders', alarms, 911, cops' knowledge, because the most important person didn't 'wake up' and realize the real danger they were in.

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    Having been to hundreds of domestic violent calls. I learned that most victims just want what is happening then to stop.

    But are more then willing to go back into the relationship afterwards . Even after one offers them several ways out.

    What seems even more amazing is the ones that get out of one bad relationship to just find another abuser to get hooked up with.

    Some end up dead, some end up getting their lives on the right track a huge majority just keep on in the relationships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    Having been to hundreds of domestic violent calls. I learned that most victims just want what is happening then to stop.

    But are more then willing to go back into the relationship afterwards . Even after one offers them several ways out.

    What seems even more amazing is the ones that get out of one bad relationship to just find another abuser to get hooked up with.

    Some end up dead, some end up getting their lives on the right track a huge majority just keep on in the relationships.
    Indeed some just get better at what they do - practice makes perfect.
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