Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of the D.C. sniper learned some difficult lessons during his rampage, trial and eventual execution. The story continues….
Through the eyes of their embattled mother, we learn what was going through the minds of the three young children as they learned their father was going to be executed for his crimes in the October 2002 sniper killings that took place in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
During the trial, negative media attention and threats from people in her community created a toxic atmosphere of victim-blaming, even after it came out that Mildred was his intended target.
Law enforcement stated the theory was, he was killing innocent people just to cover up Mildred‘s murder so he could come in as the grieving father to gain custody of their children. It was a domestic violence/child custody issue.
She has received many awards such as a Special Commendation presented by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Maya Angelou Still I Rise Award, the Shirley Chisholm Woman of Courage Award and the Redbook Strength & Spirit Heroes Award, as well as multiple awards from the military community.
Her critically acclaimed memoir, Scared Silent: When the One You Love Becomes the One You Fear, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. Muhammad has self-published two working journals, A Survivor’s Journal and Dare to Heal, as well as Planning My Escape (a comprehensive step-by-step safety plan) specifically for victims and survivors to help with the emotions that others may not understand and tips for strategically leaving an abusive relationship.
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