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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Abuse / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:186
  • eBook ISBN:9780985024864

In Bed with the Badge

The Barbara Sheehan Story

by Jennifer Sheehan Joyce and Raymond M. Sheehan

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Overview
In Bed with the Badge is this generation's Burning Bed. Ms. Joyce and her brother, Raymond, tell the bloodcurdling story of how their father, Ray Sheehan, a retired NYPD detective, turned wife-beating into an art form by utilizing the very tactics he was taught in the police force. In a terrifying moment of kill or be killed, the authors' mother, Barbara Sheehan, shot her husband with his own weapon.
Description
In Bed with the Badge is this generation's Burning Bed. Ms. Joyce and her brother, Raymond, tell the bloodcurdling story of how their father, Ray Sheehan, a retired NYPD detective, turned wife-beating into an art form by utilizing the very tactics he was taught in the police force. In a terrifying moment of kill or be killed, the authors' mother, Barbara Sheehan, shot her husband with his own weapon. Following the not guilty verdict of second-degree murder, Barbara Sheehan, was found "guilty" of possession of a second weapon and is awaiting appeal of that verdict. The authors recount the details of the years of abuse their mother and they sustained at the hands of their father, and open up a dialogue about the controversial defense known as Battered Woman Syndrome.
About the author
Jennifer Sheehan, RN, BSN, is the daughter of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. She is a registered nurse licensed in New York, Florida and California. She currently practices in San Diego, California, where she lives with her husband, Lt. Jesse Joyce, a pilot in the United States Navy. Jennifer is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge and remains, as always, in an extremely close relationship with her mother.
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