Murderer let out of jail for a shopping spree

In 1996, Tracie Andrews was convicted of killing her boyfriend, stabbing him more than 30 times. She was sentenced by the British court to life in prison, and is eligible for release next year, after serving 15 years.

But last Saturday, prison officials let Andrews out of jail for eight hours so she could go shopping.

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This is a disturbing chain of events as this woman is as big of a psychopath as they come. I just read up some more on this. The mother in law also says everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie. That you can believe. She stabbed her boyfriend whom she was going to marry 30 some times before/after slitting his throat. She blamed it all on a big fat man in a road rage incident. I just read where she admitted to killing him much later. She said I did kill him, but he should take some responsibility for this. TRUE STORY. I think I remember seeing this on a show a long time ago. She also claims that he was highly abusive especially anally. Women bring this up for what? To advertise that they are some great piece of a**, or that this is their most appealing part? I just hope they didn’t also pay for her breast surgery, or let her go for a shopping spree at the gun and knife show. It looks as if she will be able to do those things now.

Dear TEacher,

Well, in England she can’t go to the GUN show, but obviously she doesn’t need a gun as long as they make knives!

Yes, I completely agree with you on your assessment of the situation, this woman has an “anger issue” for sure! (That’s a bad joke!)

But England apparently has more lenient sentencing laws than most states here, there are only a dozen or so people in prison in England who will NEVER come up for parole. Even “life without” is a BIG deal over there.

Dear Ox,
Your story about your son who is not a P struck home with me. You are STRONG in your convictions and that sets an example for others. In all the healing that I’ve done, I’ve come to a big conclusion over the summer months, which has lead to me letting go of family members, myself.
Every time I put my ex in jail, for crimes he was found guilty of, my mother and several of my sisters would always go the route of feeling sorry for him and get him out of jail. For awhile, the anger over this was immense. Getting him out of jail was a slap in the face to me and basically saying that I’m a liar.
I found myself not wanting to be involved in many family functions and I came to understand that I do not TRUST these people and if I don’t trust someone, I cannot be comfortable around them. I have let go of many. I have not done it with malice. I have simply let go. I have one sister (whom the rest never told what they were doing), a brother-in-law and a father that I trust. The rest, I do not. I USED to be upset because I wasn’t included in so much and today, I simply don’t care. I talk with those I trust and stay away from the rest. They are NOT p/n/a’s. Even though he stole my familys’ most precious jewelry, my mother STILL feels sorry for him. I can’t be around that. Pity leads to helping him again, in the face of all that he’s done and for me, that is toxic to be around. So, much like you with your son, I have let go of the biggest part of a large family and there are now boundaries there. AND I feel no guilt, which tells me this boundary was just waiting to be discovered.
It’s a feeling of freedom. Family ties do NOT equal loyalty and friendship in some cases and mine is one of those. I, alone, am responsible for what I allow in my life and this has been a big, big choice.

RE: the shopping murder. YES, teacher123, I agree completely with you. Who is to say she won’t do this or something similar again? If I were that man’s parents…………enough said.

Dear Cat,

I totally agree with you, and I’m glad that I am FINALLY able to set boundaries and to enforce them.

My egg donor is not a psychopath, yet, she is a TOXIC enabler. She enables the one who tried to kill me for crimeny’s sake! She trivalizes the damage he did to me even though she saw (and at one time believed the evidence) so how could I be around her? How could I trust her? I think you must feel the same about your own maternal DNA donor, because she obviously “pities” the party that hurt you.

I also am not invited to the “doings” of the extended family, though I did receive an invitation to my first cousin’s son’s wedding (a big one) in November, they know I won’t be there because she will be. So my “family” now is down to my adopted son and myself that I can trust and choose to associate with.

But I have a fairly large group of people that I love that are “family” to me, though no blood relationship. Those are the ones I enjoy being with, that I can TRUST and that are loyal to me.

I really haven’t lost anything of importance with these others that I am NC with or really only have a superfiscial relationship if any at all. There was nothing really “real” about them in the first place, they would stab me in the back when the time came to “fish or cut bait” and I couldn’t trust them to be loyal.

I actually was at one point ASHAMED that my blood family didn’t have any more loyalty to me than that, but now I realize the shame should not be mine, but should be theirs, but they have no shame for it. But, not my problem!

Glad you are doing better Cat! Keep on the road to [email protected]

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