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Another interracial marriage ends violently.


CofCC.org News Team

Another tale of a Caucasian woman with a Negro man.

From Los Angeles Times…

thetford, vt. – This year, Carmen Tarleton wasn’t there to help her two daughters shop for school clothes. Nor did she see them off on their first day of school.

That late-summer ritual was left to close friends and relatives: Tarleton is fighting to recover from what one doctor calls “the most horrific injury a human being could suffer.”

Three months ago, Tarleton was burned over 80% of her body when she was doused with lye, allegedly by her estranged husband. She has undergone more than 16 skin grafts and has more to come.

Now blind, with one ear burned off and another damaged, the 39-year-old nurse remains heavily sedated in the intensive care unit of the burn center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Hospital officials won’t release her condition, but family members say it is critical, although her vital signs are stable. Doctors are optimistic about Tarleton’s chances for an eventual cornea transplant that could restore her sight, but that’s months away.

“It’s pretty gruesome,” said her father, Joe Blandin, 64. “The best-case scenario is Carmen’s never going to be the same again. But we’re hoping that there’ll be enough quality of life.”

Herbert Rodgers, 52, her husband of nine years, is charged with burglary, aggravated assault and domestic assault in the June 11 attack. He is being held without bail at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt.

According to the American Nurses Association, femicide (murder of a female by a male intimate partner) is a leading cause of death among young black women. The association reports that white females who have relationships with black males suffer the same high rate of femicide as their black counterparts. Black males are over 8 times more likely to murder an intimate partner than whites. Read More.