Friday, May 15, 2009
Monica's Law against Domestic Violence
Monica M. Paul was born April 1, 1977 to Joanne and Lionel Paul. She was the eldest of five children. Monica was born and raised in Montclair and lived most of her life on Maple Ave.
Montclair resident Monica Paul, 31, was killed by multiple gunshots at approximately 6:30 p.m. tonight, June 26, in what is believed to be "a domestic related matter," according to Essex County Prosecutor Paula T. Dow.
Women who have official documented evidence of domestic violence i.e. hospital or police reports; have the right to withhold visitation of their child for fear of their life and or the life of their children.
a) While Monica had a court ordered restraining order, Kenneth still had curbside visitation of the children which kept him in constant contact with Ms. Paul. This gave him total access to her personal life; home, work, and the school of the children. Kenneth knew her every move, thus enabling him to murder her where he did.
b) While the children show no evidence of physical abuse from Kenneth; the mental abuse that they have endured throughout their life is undeniable. The actions of Mr. Duckett demonstrate his toxicity not only to Ms. Paul but to his children; he showed no regard for their future, without not only their mother but, also their father.
Please visit http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Monica/ to sign a petition to stiffen this law so that other mothers don't leave their children behind.