Many Clemency for clemency have been submitted to the Governor for Delores Kapuscinski.
“I was going to shoot myself but I remembered the kids would be left with him…”
Delores Kapuscinski shot her abusive husband in 1987, after a night of sexual assaults, violence and terror. Although expert testimony about the effects of abuse was allowed at her trial, there was little public understanding at that time of the effects of repeated, long term, degrading sexual and emotional violence. She requested an attorney when she was arrested, but was not allowed to have counsel, in violation of her constitutional right.