Brigitte Harris committed the suffocation and castration manslaughter of her Liberian-born father Eric Goodridge in her Rockaway, Queens apartment on June 28, 2007. Both Brigitte and her sister, Carleen Goodridge, had been raped and sexually abused by their father since they were little girls. Brigitte's abuse started at age 3 and lasted until she was 17 years old. Due to her abuse allegations, Brigitte received an outpouring of supporters, including U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York State Senators Diane Savino and Eric Adams. At her highly publicized trial in Fall 2009, she was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison. After serving 5 years, she was released on parole on August 13, 2012. Brigitte's case was profiled on the Oxygen Network series Snapped in November 2010 and later profiled on the Investigation Discovery program Deadly Women in the episode "Parents' Peril".
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