His daughter, Ta’berneka Allen, the only eyewitness, told police she heard glass breaking, then her father screaming expletives and asking, “Where’s my money?” according to a police report.
She walked into the living room to find her father punching Robin Washington in the face, the report said.
Robin Washington grabbed a round-edged steak knife from a drawer, but her husband bent it back and tossed it in a drawer, then placed her in a chokehold until she passed out. He rooted through her purse before she quickly came to and he clocked her in the jaw, Settle said.
Then she stumbled around before gripping another kitchen knife and stabbing him in the thigh, clipping his femoral artery.
He tried to swing at her again but fell.
Detective Andrew Packer found that Robin Washington acted in self-defense and declined to book her with a crime. Police forwarded the case to Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office, which charged her with manslaughter more than five months after the stabbing.
Disparity of Force, use of deadly force, continuing threat and the D.A. for whatever moronic reasons decides to charge the victim with Manslaughter. In the article, it mentions that the investigating detective was a witness for the defense so that tells you that this case should not even had to be considered for trial.
In darker days, the woman would have gone to prison, no doubt. But that doesn’t mean that there is still a real war against women by people who feel threatened in their acquired power, they just have a little less power and innocent people who only committed the “crime” of self-defense may breathe a tad easier.