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Facebook saved me from my husband

17 March 2014, 09:50

Abuja - Many women are abused daily by their partners, and for most going to the police and laying a charge is the only real help that's available to them.

Now, with the proliferation of social media, it has become another way for people in distress to get help.

In January 2014 a woman called Susann Stacy of Kentucky in the USA turned to her Facebook profile as an only resort in a desperate attempt to get help after her husband hit her with his gun.

Susann had been talking on her cellphone in the bathroom but, upon leaving, she was confronted by her pistol-wielding husband, Donnie Stacy.

He asked her who she had been speaking to and, when she didn't answer him, he brutally beat her with his handgun, reports WKYT.

Mr. Stacy then ripped the phone line from the wall, with no cell reception either, Susann was unable to call for help.

Fearing the worst, Susann turned to the internet for help.

She posted a photo of her battered, bleeding face to Facebook over her WiFi network with the caption "Help please anyone."

Within a few minutes, several of her Facebook friends had seen the photo and contacted the local police.

Sheriffs deputies arrived quickly and arrested Donnie Stacy, the weapon was found by their son's tire swing.

- Health24

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