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In Bed with the Badge: The Barbara Sheehan Story

In Bed with the Badge: The Barbara Sheehan Story

by Jennifer Sheehan Joyce, Raymond Sheehan

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In Bed with the Badge is this generation's Burning Bed. Ms. Joyce and her brother, Raymond, tell the bloodcurdling story of how their father, Ray Sheehan retired NYPD Detective turned wife-beating into an art form by utilizing the very tactics he was taught in the police force. In a terrifying moment of kill or be killed, the authors mother, Barbara Sheehan, shot her husband with his own weapon. Following the not guilty verdict of second-degree murder, Barbara Sheehan, was found guilty of possession of a second weapon and is awaiting appeal of that verdict. The authors recount the details of the years of abuse their mother and they sustained at the hands of their father, and open up a dialogue about the controversial defense known as Battered Woman Syndrome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984304714
Publisher: Changing Lives Press
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Sheehan Joyce, RN, BSN, is the daughter of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. She is a registered nurse licensed in New York, Florida and California. She currently practices in San Diego, California, where she lives with her husband, Lt. Jesse Joyce, a pilot in the United States Navy. Jennifer is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge and remains, as always, in an extremely close relationship with her mother. Raymond M. Sheehan is the son of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. Raymond is currently working in the New York Public School System. He and his fiance, Shannon McCoy, plan to be married next year. He lives in Queens, New York, in the same home he grew up in and is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Raymond M. Sheehan xi

Prologue Living in Limbo 1

A Note from the Author 9

Chapter 1 The Attraction 11

Chapter 2 Escape to the City 25

Chapter 3 Denial 37

Chapter 4 The Engagement 51

Chapter 5 Settling for Less 65

Chapter 6 Reality 75

Chapter 7 The Monster Within 91

Chapter 8 The Monster Is Loose 109

Chapter 9 The Sheehan Family Lie 125

Chapter 10 The Calm Before the Storm 149

Chapter 11 Self-Preservation 167

Chapter 12 February 18, 2008 203

Epilogue 215

Appendix A A Letter to Our Father's Family 223

Appendix B Why This Case Is Important 227

Appendix C Domestic Violence, How to Get Help, Cops as Abusers, and Other Statistics 233

About the Authors 247

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