What does it mean for someone to have sympathy for something? Sympathy means to have, feel or show pity and sorrowful emotion for someone or something. The task at hand is to thoroughly discuss the case for which Donna Osborn, former wife to Clinton Osborn, may or may not be wrongfully accused for the murder of her now deceased husband. In Mrs. Osborn’s statement to what had happened, she begins to allow the courtroom to comprehend that Clinton had began to verbally and physically abuse her, and after multiple years of being beaten, the issue has finally been brought to the public's attention. After being verbally assaulted, Donna begins to explain how in 1989, while being pregnant, Clinton had became physically violent and “had pushed [her] down a few times”(Pappa). Overlooking his violence, Donna continued to be assaulted by her husband who progressed to be more brutal. Upon reading the now widowed Mrs. Osborns statement, she continuously goes over how her resting husband had hit and shoved her over the past few years. Donna Osborn is the victom in this case. She has a child whom has witnessed his mother be abused. She had been isolated from the outside world….
Kim Lenore was hired by Donna to help her so they met 3 times for 45 minutes a time. After those sessions Lenore states that “[Donnas] life, after marrying Clinton Osborn the second, completely fits the profile of a battered woman”(Pappas).Kim states how Donna is categorized in all the “underpinnings of the battered woman syndrome”(Pappas).