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Woman Killed Hit Man With Her Bare Hands (Video)
Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Dominic Kelly

Posted on 04/15/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Eight years ago, one woman was confronted by a hit man who had been hired by her husband to murder her. She killed the hit man with her bare hands. Now, on the heels of her husband's release from prison, she is encouraging others who find themselves in similar situations to fight for their lives.

Susan Walters of Portland, Oregon, was known as Susan Kuhnhausen back in 2006 when her then-husband Michael Kuhnhausen sent a hit man to murder her. Susan bravely fought back and wound up killing the hit man with her bare hands.

"His last words on this earth were 'you're strong,'" recalled Susan Walters to KPTV.

Walters says when she came home from her shift as an ER nurse one night, she found the man, Edward Haffey, waiting inside her home.

"Not having any clue why he was in my home, I knew, I could feel his intent to kill me," said Walters.

For 14 minutes, Walters put up an incredible fight against Haffey. She grabbed a hammer and used the back end of it to fight him off. At one point, she offered to call an ambulance if he relented, but he continued to fight back, so Walters had no choice but to kill him.

"I got the hammer and started hitting him with the hammer several times,” recalled Walters in 2006. “My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense - the claw end would work the best.”

It was eventually uncovered that Michael Kuhnhausen had paid Haffey $50,000 to murder Walters. Kuhnhausen was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2007, but now, only eight years after the ordeal, the man who tried so desperately to kill his wife may walk out of jail a free man in just a few months. Walters says that although she is frightened by the idea of her former husband getting out of prison, she is ready to fight back if need be.

"Although I've forgiven my ex-husband for what he became, and what he did to me and all those who he loved, I cannot forget what he's capable of," said Walters, while offering advice to others in similar situations. "If you feel like, 'wow I don't feel like I can do that.' You can. You're stronger than you know.”

Walters is reportedly planning to approach the parole board to ensure that should he be released this year, she will remain protected.


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KEYWORDS: crime; edwardhaffey; hitman; kuhnhausen; michaelkuhnhausen; oregon; portland; susankuhnhausen; susanwalters
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Just. Damn.

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1 posted on 04/15/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Brave woman. Misleading title though. She used an improvised weapon, namely the hammer.


2 posted on 04/15/2014 12:40:21 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The Right to Keep and Bear Hammers Shall Not Be Infringed!”


3 posted on 04/15/2014 12:40:36 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It sucks to be a hitman when you get hammered.


4 posted on 04/15/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Get a gun Susan.


5 posted on 04/15/2014 12:41:36 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
while a hammer is not exactly ‘bare hands’ I applaud her and thank her for relieving the world of one dirtbag.
6 posted on 04/15/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The force is strong with this one.

Bravo!


7 posted on 04/15/2014 12:42:13 PM PDT by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not trying to take anything away from her (good job, btw) but she didn’t kill with her bare hands. She used a hammer.

If you punch or kick or strangle someone to death with your hands, no other weapons, tools, that’s bare hands.

Anything else not your body, that is not with your bare hands. She used an improvised club (hammer). that isn’t bare hands.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MeganC

“Arms” isn’t just guns ... ;’}


9 posted on 04/15/2014 12:43:30 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Doomonyou

Yeah...bingo! If the hitman were mafia she would have had a bullet in the brains.


10 posted on 04/15/2014 12:46:14 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Responsibility2nd

11 posted on 04/15/2014 12:47:06 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve met many ER nurses and I wouldn’t wish to tangle with any of them.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 12:47:08 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense - the claw end would work the best.”

Please just shoot me

13 posted on 04/15/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Next time she should bear arms instead of counting on bare hands (or carpentry tools).


14 posted on 04/15/2014 12:48:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: piytar

Lady, get a gun and carry it.

Don’t ask permission, juts do it.


15 posted on 04/15/2014 12:48:49 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“His last words on this earth were ‘you’re strong,’” recalled Susan Walters to KPTV.

Made me chuckle...


16 posted on 04/15/2014 12:49:05 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Walters had no choice but to kill him.”

Which means if he was black, she would be immediately branded a racist, liberals would comment on his clothes, she would be tried for murder, NBC would edit a phone call she made to make her sound racist and Spike Lee would give out her address.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 12:49:13 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"His last words on this earth were 'you're strong,'" recalled Susan Walters to KPTV.

LOL. She pw3nd him. Good for her. Always nice to see the nice guy (in this case .... woman) win.

18 posted on 04/15/2014 12:49:31 PM PDT by library user
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To: Secret Agent Man

I generally kick with my feet, but I certainly would applaud anyone who kicks with their hands.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 12:49:38 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Secret Agent Man

Actually, she killed him by choking him out. So (technically) she did kill him without a weapon.


20 posted on 04/15/2014 12:51:25 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: piytar

Some days you’re the hammer, some days you’re the nail.


21 posted on 04/15/2014 12:52:35 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: Responsibility2nd

I guess she couldn’t find a piano to drop on him?


22 posted on 04/15/2014 12:52:57 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: billorites

Our Visiting Angel (age 60), could pick up an engine block and toss it 50’ ;-)


23 posted on 04/15/2014 12:53:33 PM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yay! for her, despite the semantics quibbling.

...............................

;-)

24 posted on 04/15/2014 12:54:02 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Exactly. His "last words" very likely could have been something along the lines of "I'll go with the Kung Pao chicken ... dinner portion ... from PF Chang's." (Last meal request before his execution).
25 posted on 04/15/2014 12:54:35 PM PDT by library user
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To: Responsibility2nd
Michael Kuhnhausen had paid Haffey $50,000

He got ripped off.

26 posted on 04/15/2014 12:54:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lazamataz

I think we found a woman that Laz would not hit. For if he did....


27 posted on 04/15/2014 12:55:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

28 posted on 04/15/2014 12:59:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

More- the dead perp worked for hubby at an adult video store.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/14859827/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/police-intruder-strangled-nurse-was-hit-man/


29 posted on 04/15/2014 1:01:07 PM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd

from the way back machine;
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1894104/posts


30 posted on 04/15/2014 1:01:14 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!


31 posted on 04/15/2014 1:01:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: piytar

Referring to the claw of the hammer as “the back end of it” is pretty typically as “journalism” goes these days.


32 posted on 04/15/2014 1:03:12 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NFHale

I had a gang in New York city try to kill me about 34 years ago because I dared talk to one of their girls, they chased me for about an hour in my car 4am in the morning, sometimes reaching speeds of 100 mph (of course no cops pulled me over) and a few times almost cornered me in back streets shooting out my rear window, and just by sheer luck I managed to get away by driving on a sidewalk and in front of a tractor trailer. I tell people who are against guns: Try having your life threatened. Your opinion on guns will change in a nano-second. That is the only thing I thought about the entire time: “I wish I had a gun I wish I had a gun I wish I had a gun.” Liberals have no freakin’ idea what they are talking about if they never had their life threatened and nobody is there to help. Your mouth goes completely dry, your legs shake like you are going into a seizure, and you basically prepare yourself for what could be the end. The feeling of helplessness is unreal and this kind of stuff happens every single day. Gun control doesn’t save lives: It does the exact opposite - It gets people killed. Can you believe in New York city they don’t even allow Auxiliary cops to carry? And this was the result a few years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLqtOqmawW4


33 posted on 04/15/2014 1:04:35 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d hit it.


34 posted on 04/15/2014 1:07:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: piytar
Misleading title though. She used an improvised weapon, namely the hammer.

I remember when one would call that an out right lie !!!

35 posted on 04/15/2014 1:09:06 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: piytar
The claw side of the hammer. But I gather she finished him off with her bare hands. I can imagine some RNs I've known that could do this. Here is a pic of the dead hit man.


36 posted on 04/15/2014 1:22:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

You don’t understand how the word “or” works, do you?


37 posted on 04/15/2014 1:23:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

38 posted on 04/15/2014 1:23:34 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Marie

She bashed him on the head a bunch of times before with a hammer. She used a club to get him to the point of weakness where she could do that.

Can we then say someone shoots someone and wounds them, then choked them to finish them off, and say only “she killed him with her bare hands”?

C’mon.


39 posted on 04/15/2014 1:25:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; All

Don’t forget...Michael Moore would have made a movie out of this...

“Hammered 9-11”

“Bowling for Hammers”

“An Inconvenient Hammer” (Ohhhh, wait, that’s and Al Gore-ism)

You get the idea...


40 posted on 04/15/2014 1:31:18 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

About 20 years ago I had just dropped off a friend in front of his house and pulled away from the curb when a pickup truck barreled around the corner from behind and the driver thought I had pulled in front of him purposely - so the idiot followed me for about a mile - until we stopped at a red one car back. He threw his truck in park and leapt out of the cab. I could see him pull his knife a second before it and his arm came through the top of my partly opened driver side window. I bent his arm completely downward and twisted his hand. While we struggled the light changed and the car ahead vanished. I gunned it turning left onto a long, nearly empty boulevard. As his feet started to go out from under him I punched it - still holding his wrist. I was doing forty before he realized the situation he’d put himself in and by then it was over. I just released my grip and when he face planted he made a nice “pop” on the pavement before coming to a skidding halt alongside the curb. When he picked himself up all the fight was gone along with half his face.


41 posted on 04/15/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT by februus
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To: jstaff

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.


42 posted on 04/15/2014 1:31:56 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh, did you open yourself up to questions! :-)


43 posted on 04/15/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: Responsibility2nd

“remain protected”

Unfortunately in this case, she refers to a piece of paper...which is pretty thin “protection”.

I have a feeling there are measures taken that she is NOT informing the board about....


44 posted on 04/15/2014 1:38:00 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
She used an improvised club (hammer)...

Ragnar Lothbrock says;

"No my friend. She used an improvised battle axe. What a fine Shield maiden she would make."


45 posted on 04/15/2014 1:43:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

either way that’s not killing a guy bare-handed.


46 posted on 04/15/2014 1:44:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NFHale; Pollster1; Doomonyou

If she gets a gun, I bet she will serve more time in prison then her husband and the state and police will think it just.


47 posted on 04/15/2014 1:46:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: NFHale
Don’t ask permission, juts do it.

"It is better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission".

I can't tell you how many times, with few exceptions ("that's not your job") , that worked for me. Usually I was applauded for "initiative" or ignored, as things turned out better than non-action.

48 posted on 04/15/2014 1:47:04 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: februus

Oh maaaan, would I have loved to have seen that. Yeah, there are a lot of nuts out there who will not hesitate to take a life, yet liberals want people to believe we live in some kind of utopia where everyone is nice and dandy and if we do get into danger the police will be there is seconds to save our lives which is utter baloney. Every single day people die because they were unable to defend themselves, yet the only thing the press focuses on are the guns as if killers are going to magically disappear if guns are banned. I like to tell liberals the largest mass murder in NYC history before 911 was the Happyland club fire in which 82 people were roasted alive by one punk with a gas can. If somebody wants to kill, they don’t need a gun but a gun at times can mean the difference between whether you live or become another statistic.


49 posted on 04/15/2014 1:48:44 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I tell people who are against guns: Try having your life threatened.

While riding my one-speed bicycle home from my summer job, I was threatened by union thugs - two big, muscular guys in a truck. I was barely old enough to work, outside the school year, with permission from the school, and I was small/skinny for my age. It was certainly less dangerous than gangbangers, but only because I did exactly what they told me to (quit my job, since I wouldn't join their corrupt union). Since then, I have been a strong believer in martial arts training as a backup, and in armed self-defense as the preferred option.

50 posted on 04/15/2014 1:56:01 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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