Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kathleen Connolly: A Dedicated Employee at QVC and Intimate Partner Homicide

In the morning an Orange County grand jury in New York will decide the case of an individual who decided to end a relationship by committing murder.

This was not a random act towards a stranger, but a planned killing. On or about July 7, 2011, Kathleen Connolly, 27. of Lancaster, Pa, and mother of two toddlers, vanished into thin air. Two weeks later in Pennsylvania, a missing persons police report was completed. Her body was discovered last week, buried in a backyard in Orange County, NY and now prosecutors must determine in which state Kathleen was killed. In New York, a person convicted of murder will do time and then have the ability to be paroled, but in Pennsylvania, if convicted, it is a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Kathleen was also an employee with QVC. Although she worked there for only a few months, the company issued a heartfelt statement when they learned she had died.

Kathleen Connolly was a victim of intimate partner homicide, employed but one of our nation’s largest retailers. She is not the only victim employed by QVC currently living in fear from a husband or boyfriend. Within the homes that QVC reaches after a customer makes a purchase, the packages shipped from company warehouses , set on a door step waiting to be carried and brought into a home, are also victims living their lives similar to Kathleen Connolly, in fear.

In my opinion, QVC has an opportunity to change how the world deals with the epidemic of intimate partner violence that leads to homicide. Kathleen’s children will never know the love of their mother.They will never likely remember anything about her because of their ages. It would be wonderful if in her abrupt silence, her life could have more importance than just another name added to an already crowded cemetery.

Perhaps, in honor of this woman and mother, QVC, during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October could offer to its’ customers, in memory of Kathleen Connolly, the procedure of the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit and Video along with other important information provided in the book “Times Up” A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships.

If I am asked by QVC, in memory of my own mother, murdered, gunned down by a man sworn to serve and protect, to appear on a broadcast and offer the prescription in a book that is saving lives, I would be honored. QVC reaches millions via their 24-hour shopping network and what a wonderful way to offer victims in these situations a fighting chance at survival!

Bottom line is with today's technology and careful planning by offenders that goes into murdering victims of intimate partner violence and stalking, you need an effective plan that deals with all aspects of the violence.

When you go to the doctor because you are sick, they usually write the patient a prescription to get better. The same applies to victims of intimate partner abuse, stalking and potential homicide. The prescription, now available on the market is called , Time's Up!

If you are in a relationship that has a history of violence, simply mustering up the courage to confront the person and say it is over, without the proper tools, can cost you, your life!

The book "Time's Up A Guide on How To Survive and Abusive and Stalking Relationship" is the prescription that every person must obtain before they announce they are leaving. Below is an example from Chapter 4, one of many unique tools provided in the book. It is available onAmazon.com
, or you can purchase via e-book or on a CD. If you have questions, the email address is: timesupforjustice@gmail.com


Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. And is with the team ofManagement Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.
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