In the 1990s there were 8 women who partition the state to be free from murder charges because of spousal abuse. These women would eventually become known as the "Framingham Eight." They were free because of long-term abuse.
The publicity around these women brought a light of spousal abuse - in particular, who were the real victims.
They were called "Framingham Eight" because they were all held in the women's prison in Framingham.
Framingham 8 : the women who fought back
Four members of the Framingham 8 were featured in the "Framingham 8: the women who fought back" documentary.
Here's a list of the Framingham 8:
|Eugenia Moore||life sentence for second-degree murder in the 1985 stabbing of her former boyfriend||Was commuted in May 1993|
|Meekah R. Scott||8- to 12-year prison sentence for killing her boyfriend July 1993|
|Patricia Allen||sentence of eight to 15 years in prison||Sentence was commuted|
|Lisa Becker Grimshaw||convicted of manslaughter in 1989 and sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for luring her husband, Thomas Grimshaw, to his death at the hands of two of her friends who fatally bludgeoned him with a baseball bat.||Given early parole in 1993|
|Elaine Hyde||Convicted for murdering her husband in 1985 and sentenced to life||Release on parole in 1994 after serving 6 years|
|Shannon Booker||Was serving an 8 to 15-year sentence for the 1989 shooting of her abusive boyfriend||Parole in 1994|
|Debra Reid||Stabbed her partner to death on Aug. 12, 1989 and Served 9 to 14 years for manslaughter||Denied Parole in 1994|
|Patricia Hennessey||Serving an 18 to 20-year sentence for manslaughter for shooting her ex-husband on July 15, 1988|
Three Returned to Prison
In July 1997, Framingham Eight member Patricia Allen was sent back to prison for violating parole after being arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
In 1998, Lisa Becker Grimshaw was stopped by Leominster with her headlights off. She failed field sobriety tests, he said.
In 1998, Shannon Booker was charged with stealing a wallet from a woman's pocketbook.
|Sharon Douchette (chicki58)|
January 24, 2018.
This is for Patricia Hennessey and Ugena Moore.I've been searching for you both.Patricia you was a great roommate.And Ugena you was my friend in industries.If anyone can help me find them I'd love to add them to FB.I made Patricia comfortable the day of her sentencing.
February 26, 2018.
I am looking for Elayne Hyde. In 1994 as Director of the UMass Boston Women's Center I arranged for most of The Framingham 8. Turning Point was there to film a documentary which was shown in July 1994. I would love to get in touch and to hear how your life has turned out. Why you all did changed the lives of so many women (and men) The signs for battered women are still in ladies rooms everywhere.
|Sharon Douchette|| |
September 11, 2019.
I am still looking for my roommate Patricia Hennessey.One of the Framingham 8.She was last known to live in West Springfield mass after her release.If anyone knows her where abouts please tell her Chiqui her roommate in Framingham is looking for her.I miss her so much.
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