On Jan 9, 2012, Bob shot his father, Robert Richardson, Jr. (58). He was apprehended by police the following day. Bob was driven to desperation by years of abuse and neglect at the hands of his father, some of which may have been witnessed by friends and family. Bob was often seen with bruises, or in ill-fitting, worn, dirty clothing. He rarely attended school. The abuse was pervasive throughout Bob's 16 years in the house of his father; Bob lived in terror, in what can best be described as a war zone.
Bob's birth mother passed away when he was 10. She fought cancer for 3 months, before passing, and she died at home. The abuse in the home escalated after her death, as she had done her best to protect him, while she was alive.
"During the plea hearing, the prosecutor acknowledged that Bob suffers from child abuse syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder, and severe depression. She conceded that he was in fear for his life, at the time of the killing, and she spoke sternly to family members that she suspected had been aware of the abuse and neglect. Bob accepted the plea deal of 18 years, largely because he could no longer tolerate the isolation he had survived for 2 years in the county jail."
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