#WhyIStay: Beaten and Bruised Wife Refuses to Leave Her Pro Fighter Husband

Sep 18, 2014 on Syndicated at 4:00 PM


In the wake of the recent NFL story involving Ray Rice, Dr. Phil explores the question of why some women stay with their alleged abusers. First, meet 25-year-old Kaitlyn, whose husband, Josh, is being held in jail without bail on domestic abuse and a... (more)ssault charges stemming from an incident in August. Kaitlyn says she has no plans to leave Josh, a professional mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC competitor, and blames her mother, Karen, for "meddling" and calling the police on him. Why is Kaitlyn defending her husband? Then, Dr. Phil speaks with Trichelle, 44, who claims she was in an abusive marriage for years until July 2013, when she says she shot and killed her husband in self-defense during a drunken fight. She's currently facing 20 years in prison and says she's scared to death. Hear her emotional story — and her warning for Kaitlyn. Will it make an impact?

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