Battered Woman Posts Facebook Picture For Justice

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beatenwomanLIBERTY, MO (WDAF) – A woman posted pictures of herself in a hospital bed with a neck brace. She’s on a mission to get justice for a crime she says was committed against her.

FOX 4 Kansas City reports she posted the picture to Facebook using her boyfriend’s account with the caption, “Look what Austin did to me. Yes I’m putting this on blast bc I want everyone to know who he is bc he is fake and honestly NO woman ever deserves to be in my spot 😦 so Plz any woman who thinks Austin is amazin he isn’t! He will be in jail for a long time for attempted manslaughter and if he gets out HIDE, I’m not the only girl he has done this to but I’m not scared anymore I’m going to speak up, I’m NOT the bad person here…. He is!” she wrote.

The post immediately gained the attention of thousands of people. Nearly 6,000 people “liked” the post, commending Taylor and calling her ‘brave.’ The picture was shared over 600 times and comments continue to mount.

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Battered Woman Posts Picture to Facebook to Call Out Boyfriend

Amber Taylor says her boyfriend is responsible for causing her injuries.  Austin McCauley has been charged with second degree domestic assault. He was arrested on Dec. 11 for an incident that occurred at the Value Place Motel in Liberty, Mo.    The two had been living there for the past two and a half weeks.

Witnesses say he “went crazy” and hit Taylor in the head with a baseball bat in the motel room. Taylor was knocked unconscious and bleeding.  They say  McCauley thought she was dead.  Witnesses checked for a pulse and found out that she was still alive.

When police arrived, they found Taylor in the bathroom wrapped in a towel with wet hair. They found the bath tub filled with four inches of bloody water. She was taken to an area hospital and treated for a cut to her scalp.

McCauley is currently in police custody. His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 31.

Victims of domestic abuse can seek assistance and shelter from the Rose Brooks Center in Kansas City. Call them at (816) 861-6100, visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

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