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Woman charged with killing husband is lobbyist [against domestic violence]
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/3/10 | Rhonda Cook

Posted on 03/03/2010 12:25:07 PM PST by madprof98

A 45-year-old woman, charged with ending a domestic dispute by killing her 26-year-old husband of five days, is a registered lobbyist for a group fighting domestic violence.

Arelisha Bridges was ordered held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing later this month on charges of felony murder, murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Officials said Bridges claimed she was unemployed. But records show she is a lobbyist for an organization called the National Declaration for Domestic Violence Order; its Web site says the group is pushing legislation to create a database of those convicted of sex crimes or domestic abuse.

Usually an accused felon will appear at a preliminary hearing a day later, but Bridges' hearing was within hours of the shooting death of Anthony Rankins. Officials said the court appearance was moved up because of the unusual circumstances around the crime.

Witnesses told police that Bridges was wearing a nightgown and a shower cap as she argued with Rankins on the sidewalk on North Avenue near West Peachtree Street around 10:45 p.m. Monday.

And moments later, witnesses said, they heard shots. They said she then "calmly walked away."

A MARTA police officer stopped her as she was getting into her car, perhaps to return to her home nearby on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.

According to Atlanta police, Bridges told investigators that she and Rankins had been dating for a few months and were just married on Feb. 24.

-- Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this article.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arelisha; domesticviolence; feminazi; playthevictim; savethemales
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1 posted on 03/03/2010 12:25:07 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Nasty black widow.

Mating ends badly.


2 posted on 03/03/2010 12:27:32 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: madprof98
A 45-year-old woman, charged with ending a domestic dispute by killing her 26-year-old husband of five days

Oooooooo! Where's the mug-shot. I'm bettin' she's "cougar-licious"! /s

3 posted on 03/03/2010 12:29:14 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: madprof98
the group is pushing legislation to create a database of those convicted of sex crimes or domestic abuse.

I wonder if she'll end up in the database?
4 posted on 03/03/2010 12:29:58 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Arelisha ?


5 posted on 03/03/2010 12:30:24 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Whaddiya expect. It’s Atlanta, fer cryin’ out loud.


6 posted on 03/03/2010 12:31:46 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: madprof98

Shouldn’t the headline read “Cougar kills mate”?


7 posted on 03/03/2010 12:32:07 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: madprof98

What kind of man would turn up the opportunity to sleep with a woman in a shower cap and nightgown? Let me guess what her political affiliation is?


8 posted on 03/03/2010 12:32:32 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: madprof98

Arelisha won that argument.


9 posted on 03/03/2010 12:32:55 PM PST by Mashood
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To: AppyPappy

And, I’m kinda hoping that she fashions her personal style after another Georgia “babe” ...Cynthia McKinney


10 posted on 03/03/2010 12:33:52 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Here you go:


11 posted on 03/03/2010 12:34:51 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Yikes!


12 posted on 03/03/2010 12:35:13 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: madprof98

Wow! Only five days. That went superbad in a superhurry.


13 posted on 03/03/2010 12:35:57 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: JennysCool

Yikes!!


14 posted on 03/03/2010 12:36:07 PM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: JennysCool

GUILY! Capital Offense!


15 posted on 03/03/2010 12:36:35 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: JennysCool

Yikes!!!


16 posted on 03/03/2010 12:37:15 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: madprof98

Do as I say, not as I do.


17 posted on 03/03/2010 12:37:58 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: JennysCool

Wow! That face will inflict both domestic and international violence.


18 posted on 03/03/2010 12:38:18 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She will use a battered spouse defense and make herself out to be a victim.


19 posted on 03/03/2010 12:38:30 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: madprof98

you really can’t make this stuff up


20 posted on 03/03/2010 12:39:33 PM PST by RDTF
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To: JennysCool
You gotta be chittin me. that pore guy gave his life for THAT?
shudder!
21 posted on 03/03/2010 12:41:45 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: madprof98
...records show she is a lobbyist for an organization called the National Declaration for Domestic Violence Order...

Maybe Arelisha thought it was an organization that *supported* domestic violence. The org name *is* a bit cryptic.

22 posted on 03/03/2010 12:42:55 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: JennysCool

I’d say he got off easy.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 12:43:13 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JennysCool

On her best day, she’s not even dog ugly.


24 posted on 03/03/2010 12:45:20 PM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: JennysCool

Dang! No wild, googly eyes like Cynthia. Otherwise, she looks exactly as I had imagined her.


25 posted on 03/03/2010 12:46:54 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: madprof98

You just can’t even make this stuff up. Sounds like an Onion article.


26 posted on 03/03/2010 12:47:15 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Tupelo
that pore guy gave his life for THAT?

And to think, he had 26 years to find her! Her late hubby might be up for Darwin award.

27 posted on 03/03/2010 12:48:25 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: USNBandit
She will use a battered spouse defense and make herself out to be a victim.

Corn or flour?

28 posted on 03/03/2010 12:48:29 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: JennysCool

Whosat guy?


29 posted on 03/03/2010 12:49:52 PM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
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To: ZX12R

“Only five days. That went superbad in a superhurry.”

I think the husband sobered up.


30 posted on 03/03/2010 12:50:25 PM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
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To: JennysCool

Yikes !


31 posted on 03/03/2010 12:51:36 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


32 posted on 03/03/2010 12:52:03 PM PST by windcliff
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To: madprof98

Did anyone call for a amber lamp?


33 posted on 03/03/2010 12:54:15 PM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: Grunthor
I think the husband sobered up.

Or, he received an appointment with an optometrist as a wedding gift. The horror of that moment...
34 posted on 03/03/2010 12:58:06 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: USNBandit

I think you’re right.


35 posted on 03/03/2010 1:00:09 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: JennysCool

If I was married to that I’d want somebody to shoot me.


36 posted on 03/03/2010 1:00:23 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: madprof98

Yo mama so ugly they push her face into dough to make gorilla cookies.


37 posted on 03/03/2010 1:00:33 PM PST by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: davetex
Yo mama so ugly they push her face into dough to make gorilla cookies.

LOL!!!
38 posted on 03/03/2010 1:02:21 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
I love it.
 
This article
 

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/Police:-Shooting-Leaves-Man-Dead-030210
 
says.... Bridges was put in a squad car with her shower cap still on her head.
 
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Not sure why this is relevant. But based on her mug shot it would be better if Bridges was put in a squad car with her shower cap still on OVER her head.


39 posted on 03/03/2010 1:14:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: MrDem

She kind of reminds me of Mean Joe Green. Well she definitely has the mean part anyway.


40 posted on 03/03/2010 1:17:10 PM PST by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: Leisler

If my dog had a face like that, I’d shave her butt and teach her to walk backwards.


41 posted on 03/03/2010 1:20:09 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

One look at her mug shot and this has to be called a “mercy killing.”


42 posted on 03/03/2010 1:27:38 PM PST by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: madprof98
records show she is a lobbyist for an organization called the National Declaration for Domestic Violence Order

Pro-gun Control, too? It's all part of the bundle.

43 posted on 03/03/2010 1:28:02 PM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: JennysCool

Guilty, your honor.


44 posted on 03/03/2010 1:32:15 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: ZX12R

It was only five days but it seemed like a haunted eternity.


45 posted on 03/03/2010 1:37:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: davetex

Yo mama’s so ugly, when she moved into the projects, all her neighbors chipped in for curtains.


46 posted on 03/03/2010 1:39:49 PM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: Grunthor
I think the husband sobered up.

And wouldn't get back into bed with her, so she found him, and shot him - is my guess.

47 posted on 03/03/2010 1:41:36 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Fido969

They were out for a walk at 10:30 and got in to a dispute and she shot him. I want to see a picture of the hubby now.


48 posted on 03/03/2010 1:46:32 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: madprof98

What was that, one bullet for each day of wedded bliss?


49 posted on 03/03/2010 1:49:09 PM PST by Cyman
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To: madprof98

I’m wondering if they were really married or if it was all part of some wierd stalker fantasy on her part...


50 posted on 03/03/2010 2:00:59 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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