Friday, September 3, 2010

AS SEEN ON TV: BUCK THURMAN

CHARLES "BUCK" THURMAN

AS SEEN IN:
"A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story"

AS PLAYED BY:
Dale Midkiff

In 1983 Charles “Buck” Thurman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after his brutal attack on his wife Tracey Thurman led to a $1.9 million suit against the Torrington, Connecticut police. In the Torrington case, Thurman was found guilty of stabbing his wife 13 times, stomping on her head, and partially paralyzing her for life.

Thurman was released from prison in 1991 after serving only nine years of the twenty year sentence. In 1999 a woman Thurman was living with in Northampton, Massachusetts, and mother of their child, fled the state accusing him of repeatedly choking and sexually assaulting her.

No criminal charges were filed as she only asked for a restraining order to keep him away from her. The order was issued, she returned to Massachusetts and Thurman, who has a long history of ignoring court orders, violated this latest order.

Thurman pleaded guilty only to violating a restraining order. A judge placed Thurman on probation for a year. He ordered Thurman to participate in any counseling ordered by the probation department and ordered him to comply with the restraining order against him.

This was the only action taken by the judge despite the fact that Charles “Buck” Thurman is a chronic violent abuser who has a history of beating women and ignoring court orders. Buck Thurman had a restraining order against him and he was on probation when he beat and stabbed Tracey Thurman and traumatized her for life.
- Richard L. Davis
SAFE Speaker

BCnU

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

what happened to him after that its 2011 now alot of time ha spassed since then

Anonymous said...

I hope the B------ is dead!!!!!

fawxfyre said...

I just read that he now lives in MA, is remarried to his new wife, Christine......go figure...wonder how long before she ends up the same way, or dead?

Anonymous said...

He was a peace of shyt nd he should did more than 20 years he should of gottin life

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one hasn't killed him yet

gordan21 said...

He not dead....I worked with him in northampton area. He lives in easthampton ma...right down the street from me. I know he said if he seen tracy he would hit her with his car

Renie66 said...

First of all, this took place in Connecticut, and not in Massasachusetts-

Toby O'B said...

The case against him for beating his wife took place in Connecticut. The Northhampton, Massachusetts reference is to a later case involving another woman.

http://articles.courant.com/1999-12-16/news/9912160094_1_tracey-thurman-restraining-tv-movie