This isn’t the type of anger that happens when someone steals a story or a mean word is said. This is the type of anger from deep within that makes me want to do something. Change something.
Alissa Couch was a 28-year-old mother of three. She had done everything she could do to keep her abusive husband away from her and her children.
But the police in her small town were unorganized and when they reported to her home they told her to file an injunction and left.
She had filed an injunction and her husband, 32-year-old Jerome Parrish-Couch, should have been arrested for just stepping foot on Alissa’s property.
Instead, he returned less than an hour after the police and stabbed Alissa multiple times. She was found partially naked and hidden under a comforter.
Where were the police? Where is justice for Alissa? Why was this allowed to happen?
Alissa did everything she could do. She was a woman stuck in an abusive relationship and she found the strength to get out. To get an injunction and call the police to make sure that injunction was kept.
But a lack of ability and too much laziness cost her her life.
I spoke with the police for several days following Alissa’s murder. They told me there was no injunction. There was nothing they could do.
They could have saved her. Instead, her children will grow up without a mother and with an abusive father who will hopefully spend the rest of his life in jail.
I’m angry and I want someone to pay for this.