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Spouse Abuser Found Guilty

Gorden Graham of Gridley attacked wife on SoHum honeymoon

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

Another wife-batterer will be doing years in state prison after verdicts were delivered in the court of Humboldt County Judge Bruce Watson yesterday.

The jury found 47-year old Gridley resident Gorden Curtis Graham guilty of felony corporal injury to a spouse and misdemeanor interfering with a cell phone call.

On Graham’s honeymoon with his wife in Southern Humboldt on June 2 of last year, he was determined to have kicked his spouse in the chest and grabbed her by her hair, pulling her off her feet and by doing so injuring her hip and back. He also stole her cellular phone as she tried to call for help.

“This case is a bit unusual in that this was a first-time victim and she took action right away,” Deputy District Attorney Jackie Pizzo, who prosecuted the case, stated in a release. “She called for help and decided immediately that she was not going to tolerate this kind of behavior.”

Graham is to be sentenced on June 8 by Watson and faces a maximum penalty of four-and-a-half years in custody.

“The victim also played an active and very important role in the prosecution of this case,” Pizzo stated. “Our office hopes more victims of domestic violence are inspired to do the same.”

3 Responses to “Spouse Abuser Found Guilty”

  1. scott ohman says:

    Kudos to this brave woman for recognizing that the first act of violence by a partner should also be the last. Unfortunately, I spent several years of my life forgiving a partner’s repeated violence, believing that forgiveness was a virtue. Fortunately, before it was too late, I realized that forgiveness does not equal acceptance. I am still working on forgiveness, but I will never again accept violence or the threat of it from someone who claims to love me.

    • a friend of the wife says:

      Scott, maybe you shouldn’t post with your name. You were the abuser in that situation, and publicly tried to cause major problems for her. Now you hang out with a bunch of abusers who justify it through their “sexual liberation”, as in liberated enough to sleep with underage girls and treat their partners like dirt because “being poly” “allows” that.

  2. Rose says:

    There is FAR TOO MUCH INFO POSTED ONLINE – NO? Geeeeeez

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