Debbie Peagler met Oliver Wilson at a local grocery. Initially, he showered her and her young children with attention, catering to their every need. Then one night, he tells her they are going “somewhere special.” He takes her to a donut shop and leaves her alone with two men who tell her that she is going to perform sexual acts with a man waiting, and they tell her the rates she is to charge. She refused, and when Oliver came to pick her up, he at first acted like it was no big deal that she did not go through with it. Until they got home where he beat her viciously. He forced her into prostitution for the last three years of high school.
Making his money trafficking women for sex, Oliver began using drugs, which fueled his already volatile temper. Watch the story unfold as Oliver is murdered and Debbie is sentenced to prison for 25 years to life. Meet the lawyers working to help get Debbie released after 26 years in prison.
This video brings much needed attention to battered women syndrome and what happens when the abuse goes so far that the abuser ends up dead. This also applies to male victims who find themselves in the same position as people like Debbie Peagler.