She shot him five times into the head

Update 2019 01 19: Added links to related articles. – Sacramento, CA, USA

2008 12 30

Ellie Nesler Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

Ellie Nesler, who sparked a national debate about vigilantism after killing her son’s accused molester in a courtroom in 1993, has died of cancer. She was 56.

Nesler died Friday morning at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, according to hospital spokeswoman Phyllis Brown. She had battled breast cancer since 1994. 

“It’s sad to see her go but she was really, really sick.  She was very ill,” said Rebecca Nesler, Ellie’s daughter.

Rebecca is still recovering from two major events over the weekend: the birth of her son and the death of her controversial mother.

Nesler made headlines when she shot Daniel Driver five times in the head in a Tuolumne County courtroom during a break in his preliminary hearing for allegedly molesting four boys, including her then-6-year-old son William, at a Christian camp. Some hailed her for exacting her own justice, while others condemned her for taking the law into her own hands….(Full Story)
F4L: It seems that there is always a reason why women can’t help themselves when they murder.  In this case, “… but her 10-year sentence was later overturned because of jury misconduct.  She cut a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to manslaughter and get out after serving three years because she had breast cancer.”

Did you ever hear of a man being sentenced for murder or serving such a sentence getting out of prison after three years because he had cancer of the prostate?  Equal justice for all?  I think not.


See also:

(Visited 9 times, 1 visit(s) today)
This entry was posted in Women's Violence. Bookmark the permalink.