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Public Ignored 'Hell' of Woman's Experience

June 06, 1993

So the fickle public that made Ellie Nesler a hero for killing a man is disgusted because she took speed ("Ellie Nesler: Heroine or Hardened Vigilante," May 17). Some people's values are sure skewed--and I don't mean Nesler's.

Do any of us have a clue of the hell Nesler and her family were really going through? She watched her son's public demeanor crumble as he threw up outside the courthouse. What do you suppose went on in their home the night before when he could really let go?

And yet, the public has the gall to condemn her for taking chemicals to help her make it through her day while collectively chugging a beer to recover from that awful traffic on their drive home from work.

And Hollywood has given up on the story, too. Well, that makes sense. Unlike the inane Amy Fisher story, this one asks some tough questions about right and wrong, pain and destroyed lives.

JEFF SCHWARTZ

San Clemente

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