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PostSubject: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:38 am

LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 4:00 AM


Brigette Harris was photographed at Rikers Island, where she is awaiting sentencing.

A Queens judge Friday slapped Brigitte Harris with the toughest sentence possible for killing and dismembering her father to avenge years of sexual abuse.

Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman sentenced Harris to five to 15 years for the suffocation slaying of Eric Goodridge in her Rockaway apartment on July 28, 2007.
Harris admitted plotting to sever her father's penis with a scalpel by researching the case of Lorena and John Bobbitt. She wanted to prevent Goodridge, 55, from returning to his native Liberia with his granddaughters, she said. "I never intended to kill him, and I'm sorry for his family's loss," she told Cooperman.
Cooperman acknowledged the findings of mental health professionals who agreed Goodridge repeatedly sexually abused his daughter from age 3, but he cautioned against victims taking
the law into their own hands.


"Sometimes the crime itself warrants punishment," Cooperman said. The judge also chided jurors for giving in to sympathies for Harris in reaching a second-degree manslaughter verdict that was
inconsistent with the facts. Four jurors attended Friday's sentencing and, in letters, urged
Cooperman to set Harris free so she could seek psychiatric care. Harris attorney Arthur Aidala said were it not for the jury, Harris, 29, would probably be spending the rest of her life behind bars.
"They handcuffed the judge from committing an injustice," Aidala said. "Brigitte has shown no remorse," countered Harris' aunt, Comfort Lawrence.

Monday, July 30th 2007, 4:00 AM

  • 'Dark Angel' kills & mutilates her stepdad over sex abuse: probers

Brigitte Harris is the suspect in a brutal slay of Eric Goodridge in her Queens apartment.


A cop removes evidence yesterday from Brigitte Harris' apartment.

She lured her stepfather to a Queens apartment, then handcuffed, asphyxiated and sexually mutilated him - all to settle a horrific score from two decades ago, sources said.

Cops investigating the twisted slaying of Eric Goodridge, 55, believe stepdaughter Brigitte Harris, 26, cut off his penis to exact revenge for alleged sex abuse when she was a girl, law enforcement officials said yesterday.

Harris, who called herself the Original Dark Angel and Lady Vengeance, left chilling notes in her Rockaways apartment accusing Goodridge of abuse and justifying her crime, sources said. "He wrecked my life," read one note found near her stepfather's body Saturday. "At first, I blamed myself. Now I know it's not my fault," another said.
"She planned this - it was premeditated," a law enforcement source said. "In her mind, it was justified vengeance."

Police recovered a bloody knife and caught up with Harris after she checked herself into a mental hospital and ranted incoherently about the slaying.

Goodridge, an emigrant from the West African nation of Liberia, had arrests for reckless endangerment in 1978 and menacing in 1982, but no details were available. Harris was born in 1981.

Police said Harris sent e-mails to Goodridge to lure him to her apartment. Then she handcuffed him to a chair, gagged him with duct tape and throttled him until he died, authorities said.

He was already dead when she cut off his penis, officials said, noting there would have been much more blood if he had been alive when it was severed.
"This is a homicide that had meaning and reason," said one source. "It is like a movie, let me tell you."

The cause of death was "homicidal violence, including gagging and neck compression," according to a medical examiner's spokeswoman. Goodridge lived in Staten Island when he was married to Harris' mom. He later married another woman, who died five years ago.

That woman's mother defended Goodridge yesterday as a decent dad to his other children, who are now orphaned. She acknowledged hearing rumors that Goodridge had abused Harris - but she didn't think it was true. "I would die if I could believe that," said his former mother-in-law. "He wouldn't pay child support, but I wouldn't believe that."

But a former brother-in-law said he had also heard of the sex abuse claims long before Goodridge's shocking death.
"It stands to reason if someone pulls a Lorena Bobbitt, there's a good reason," he said.
Harris has twice made criminal complaints against her stepsister Carleen Goodridge, once for grand larceny and once for assault.

Carleen Goodridge said she couldn't talk about the dark family secrets behind the slaying.
"It will all come out," she said outside her home in Staten Island.

Harris works for a private security company at Kennedy Airport and is not a government airport screener, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration said.

Eric Goodridge

Eric Goodridge was buried in Rhode today at a private funeral service. fifteen people attended. By: Tina Gray on August 6, 2007 at 8:56 pm ...


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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:45 am

here is the link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/11/07/2009-11-07_despite_jurors_support_abused_killer_gets_515_yrs.html

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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:30 pm



The cause of death was "homicidal violence, including gagging and neck compression," according to a medical examiner's spokeswoman. Goodridge lived in Staten Island when he was married to Harris' mom. He later married another woman, who died five years ago.

That woman's mother defended Goodridge yesterday as a decent dad to his other children, who are now orphaned. She acknowledged hearing rumors that Goodridge had abused Harris - but she didn't think it was true. "I would die if I could believe that," said his former mother-in-law. "He wouldn't pay child support, but I wouldn't believe that."
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:40 am

Is he a decent "Decent Dad" because he abused somebody else's child?

If you had any doubt or suspicion that your child was being abused, what would so overpowering to keep you from reacting and defending her?

Will his legacy be that he died a violent death at the hand of another?
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Will it be that his hands committed an egregious act upon another which lead to his death?
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:55 am

tanq, nica.
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 am

I dont know, but you cant be going aroung cutting he ding-dong of every child abuser........There are many interesting cases of women sexually molested young men...Are we going to support the severing of the breast or other female body part.s of "she" molesters?....This is not only a gender issue-It also is also. New York doesnt support Sharia............
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:58 am

what happened is sad, Paul. i can only imagine how all those affected feel. i think our analysis is on the 'decent dad' piece that was thrown in by the aunt. what is it that made him decent? this brings to the fore the sometimes total lack of recognition of sexual abuse in the home-sometimes even incest is accepted as 'i planted my tree so i will be the first to eat the fruit'. i find it difficult to judge her cutting of his penis-i find it easy to say, i know how she felt. the comprehensive use of the justice, psychosocial and medical systems should help her if it is effective. the legal syste has done its part. despite the mental anguish, it was waiting for a case to respond. how many other young girls are giving their dads and stepdads head along the highway in the US? it starts then and erodes te child confidence and self-esteem-that child understands that to be used by those you love in a sexual way is 'normal'. sad sad situation-to quote ray charles.

he stole her spirit- and his biological daughter's. decent dad? someone just changed the meaning of the word.
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:46 am

What a shameful act. R we really approaching the end time?
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:49 am

bellah wrote:
What a shameful act. R we really approaching the end time?

We most definately are. And the sad thing is...things wll get worse.
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:13 pm

Bellah and Nica, the end time could have come long time ago. Molestation and mutilation are nothing new.
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:27 am

agree, DSP.
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PostSubject: Re: LIBERIAN WOMAN SENTENCED FOR PENIS-SEVERING DEATH OF HER STEP DAD‏   Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:08 am

DSP wrote:
Bellah and Nica, the end time could have come long time ago. Molestation and mutilation are nothing new.


There is nothing new under the sun. Molestation and mutilation are but tiny fractions of the signs that point to the end of days. And the length of those days is totally relative, as our perceptions of time, and Gods', are not the same.

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