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King Street shooting victim calls for death penalty in domestic violence cases

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 29 November, 2012 - 11:19 AM
Kara Douglas, 2007 King Street shooting victim.

The woman who was targeted in the 2007 King Street shooting has called for the death penalty to be applied to men who ‘specifically target vulnerable women’.

Kara Douglas was 24 when on 18th June, 2007, her then-boyfriend, Christopher Wayne Hudson, pulled a gun on her and two male bystanders who came to her aid, Brendan Keilar and Paul de Waard. Keilar died at the scene.

Ms Douglas managed to escape with her life, but said the scars remain.

Speaking with Neil Mitchell, Ms Douglas said while she didn't support capital punishment generally, she wanted to see it introduced ‘strictly in the case where men abuse women’.

"We're the more vulnerable sex in some circumstances,” she said.

"It's sending a message to anyone else out there who's thinking of doing it, that you know what, you're not going to get away with it.”

Neil Mitchell asked whether Ms Douglas only supported the execution of men, to which she said she would ‘absolutely’ support the execution of a woman as a penalty arising from domestic violence cases.

Ms Douglas declined to comment on whether her former boyfriend, Christopher Wayne Hudson, should face the death penalty.

Ms Douglas said she was forming her own foundation, the 'Beautiful Kaos Foundation' to help victims of domestic and dating violence. She said she formed the organisation as she found psychologists and counsellors to be out of touch when she was experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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  • Hmmm so many men against the death penalty for sickening murders of innocent women, wonder why? maybe you men might change your mind if you were a female and fell into the hands of some sick deranged maniac!! what if was your daughter murdered? you may then feel it first hand!!

    scaredwomen Monday 3 December, 2012 - 4:59 PM
  • 80% of people said yes to the
    return of the death penalty
    in Herald Sun poll on Nov 30.
    However all I have ever heard
    fron Neil is his own anti
    view. I would like to have
    someone on his show who speaks for the majority.
    I am cetainly ready to do so

    John Martini Monday 3 December, 2012 - 12:49 PM
  • Yet another damaged female corrupted by the masons and socially prostituted unknowingly and pushed along the path to the right.What happened to her was wrong..but it does not excuse the moralistic sneaky way that the masonic lodge have gained a further foothold by using people secretly..Usualy it is deserted wives, single parents etc coerced to provide information on jobs,peoples' habits etc .When is this moralism creep going to end.It will only end if we (THE NON MASONS)and the community(wherever) get the street wisdom,,not the street smarts,which will stop this in its tracks.. This ever so discreetly right wing stacked so called boys club,(bastian)or moreover bastards of morality

    No regard for self appointed moralists Monday 3 December, 2012 - 12:10 PM
  • I see Neil Mitchell is up to his usual trick of promotong sexist double standards. So now it's only men who deserve to die and 3AW is giving this air time?

    Unbelieveable Friday 30 November, 2012 - 9:52 AM
  • I totaly agree with Mandy.
    This woman is just another
    "female publicity seeking wanker" a bit like Mellisa George !!

    Tony Shea Friday 30 November, 2012 - 9:23 AM
  • Any victim of any crime should be able to ask for the death sentence if a conviction occurs. What could possible go wrong? :p

    mylene Friday 30 November, 2012 - 8:11 AM

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