“Molly Martel, 23 has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a mother of three” read the headlines.
Abuse in relationships can come in all sorts of varieties; friendships, romantic relationships, familial, business and even relations concerning your next door neighbor can escalate into violence. Last year around this time, Molly Martel fatally stabbed her “best friend” because of a large, green monster called envy who was part and parcel of this “relationship”. There was also an ex-boyfriend of Molly’s that was intertwined in this web of pain and mistrust.
Written in the Manchester, New Hampshire’s newspapers and spoken about in the media, Molly and Stephanie were called best friends. But with best friends like Molly, well, as the saying goes, who needs enemies? All lightheartedness aside, this was a tragedy that occurs all too often; yes, even amongst those that have ties that are closer than blood. And not to interject yet another old, tire cliché, but it is fitting, “Hell has no fury like a woman scorn.” Or better yet, a woman who believes her best friend is romantically involved with her ex (emphasis on ex). And the best friend fares worse if her close friend tends to be on the abusive and violent side.
Surely on more than one occasion such as this one alcohol has been one of the additives that ignite the flame of jealousy and envy, which process a stew of fury and pain. However, there is no mention of this as far as her legal defense was concerned, but surely Molly Martel could not have been in her right mind when she used deadly force upon her “best friend.” It seems more than likely that someone who was NOT in their right mind would stab another person four times, twice in the head, and twice in the chest. It just does not seem rational that another human being could take another human being’s life without there being an instigating and/or chemical provocation substance of some sort; some kind of mind-altering substance.
Then again, when people are brought up in a lifestyle of violence and fear, they tend to re-enact what they have lived. Could it be that Molly Martel often was a participant, active or otherwise, in domestic violence or abuse of some sort? If this was so, would it not seem apparent that they would have showed a legal cause for her frame of mind during her trial? But it was not, and what could be more terrifying believing that perhaps this incident was caused by pure, unadulterated anger. The jury found Martel guilty, and perhaps her guilt was made more evident because of the fact that she fled the state, rented a room under an assumed name, and perhaps even cut her own flesh to try to prove a self-defense wound had been inflicted upon her by her best friend, Stephanie Campbell.
She is going to be sentenced within a couple of weeks, and the family of Stephanie Campbell offered a statement to WMUR that they will comment upon once that sentencing occurs; then and only then. The pain that both sides of this family must be enduring is unimaginable, and what used to be considered a masculine trait (violence and abuse) is becoming commonplace among the feminine in our world. This has to stop, please? Stephanie was a mother of three, and what pain these children have to endure is really hard to try to fathom.
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