Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter for Killing Husband Suffered From Post-Abortion Sy

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    SYNDEY, Australia, August 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Danielle Stewart, who fatally stabbed her husband Chaim Kimel with an ornamental knife during a heated argument, was today found guilty of manslaughter.

    Stewart, who had originally been charged with murder, was convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter, after the court heard testimony from her psychiatrist, Dr. Rosalind Foy, who said Stewart suffered from "borderline personality disorder", similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, which has symptoms including violence and self-harm and which left her with a "poor sense of self." The psychiatrist testified that Stewart had been sexually and physically abused as a child.

    While Stewart and Kimel had a lengthy and turbulent history together, Dr. Foy also testified that Stewart had initially sought her help because she was "depressed and suicidal" after aborting a child she had conceived during an affair she'd had while separated from her husband. Her husband had pressured her into having the abortion against her wishes...............

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