Fox News anchor Dana Perino has damaged down in tears following an interview with an Illinois lady whose 18-month-old son was shot lifeless by her estranged husband.
The heart-wrenching interview was carried out by Perino, 48, during Thursday’s version of America’s Newsroom.
Perino was discussing Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker’s latest resolution to finish money bail for pretrial detainees, earlier than she carried out a distant interview with Cassandra Tanner Miller.
Cassandra advised Perino that, in September 2019, her estranged husband, Christopher Michael Miller, broke into her residence in Joliet, Illinois whereas he was out on an ‘I-bond’ whereas awaiting trial on three counts of aggravated felony battery.
‘For those who do not know what an I-bond is, it is a no money bail bond,’ Cassandra defined.
Cassandra then horrifically recounted how she was brutally crushed by Christopher earlier than he pulled out a gun and fatally shot their 18-month-old son ten instances earlier than turning the gun on himself.
Fox News anchor Dana Perino has damaged down in tears following an interview with an Illinois lady whose 18-month-old son was shot lifeless by her estranged husband
Back in September 19, 18-month-old Colton Miller was shot lifeless by his father Christopher, who was out on an ‘I-bond’ on the time whereas awaiting a courtroom look
On that fateful day, Cassandra was at residence with child Colton and her older youngster, nine-year-old daughter, Camryn.
‘I went into my kitchen and my estranged husband was standing at my again door,’ Cassandra started.
‘He stated “Are you all ready to die?” He started punching me, beating me, strangling me over and over,’ she said.
‘I yelled to my daughter to go get my son and do not cease for something, however my estranged husband dragged me in entrance of the steps [to the second floor] blocking any exit they’d have had.
‘After he thought he killed me, he walked up the steps pulled out a gun and requested my daughter if she was having enjoyable but.’
Cassandra went on to defined that her estranged partner Christopher then shot Colton lifeless, earlier than he attacked younger Camryn and tried to throw her over a second flooring railing.
At that time, Cassandra was capable of crawl up the steps and distract her husband, permitting her daughter to flee.
Christopher subsequently turned the gun on himself.
Cassandra advised Perino that, in September 2019, her estranged husband, Christopher Michael Miller, broke into her residence in Joliet, Illinois whereas he was out on an ‘I-bond’ whereas awaiting trial on three counts of aggravated felony battery. Cassandra and Christopher are pictured in happier instances
Christopher killed his son, Colton, as he napped in an upstairs bed room. The father and son are pictured collectively
Cassandra was brutally crushed by her estranged husband. She is pictured with accidents she sustained after the September 2019 tragedy
Cassandra has now turn out to be an outspoken opponent of eliminating money bail, and met with Gov Pritzker urging him to not push by means of the laws – which he ultimately did this week.
‘He completely let me down. I made a plea to him previous to him signing this invoice and to carry off and to really take into consideration victims,’ Cassandra said.
‘He utterly failed the whole domestic violence group,’ she added.
The harrowing story was an excessive amount of for Perino to take, and her composure cracked after she ended the interview.
‘I do not suppose I’ve ever cried on TV. That was actually onerous,’ Perino sobbed to Fox News colleague Trace Gallagher as she crossed to him on the conclusion of her program.
The harrowing story was an excessive amount of for Perino to take, and her composure cracked after she ended the interview
‘I do not suppose I’ve ever cried on TV. That was actually onerous,’ Perino sobbed to Fox News colleague Trace Gallagher as she crossed to him as she concluded her program
‘Her story is replicated [everywhere]’, Perino said.
‘I perceive that there’s concern that money bail has damage segments of the inhabitants. There is concern that minorities are damage extra. But we have now to consider these victims,’ she implored.
On Monday, Illinois’ Democratic Governor Pritzker signed sweeping reforms making Illinois the primary state to finish money bail.
Some declare money bail disproportionately results folks of shade, as they’re much less prone to have entry to money to publish bond.
The regulation is not going to come into impact for a number of years nevertheless it has been slammed by Republicans and regulation enforcement officers .
‘The governor is willfully undermining public security – endangering residents, emboldening criminals,’ Illinois Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy stated
Gov. J.B. Pritzker indicators a sweeping legal justice reform invoice into regulation during a ceremony at Chicago State University on the South Side, Monday