An Alabama woman who was shot in the face in December 2013 when she accidentally shot her boyfriend says she’s not a victim of circumstance but a victim who just wanted to keep her boyfriend happy.
The woman, who asked to be identified only as Toni, told CBC News she was at her boyfriend’s apartment in Birmingham when she was attacked and left with a permanent scar from the gunshot wound.
“It hurt like hell,” she said.
“When I got the call, I felt like a piece of meat.”
Toni says she was in a bad place emotionally.
She says she wanted to stay with her boyfriend but could not do it alone.
“He was kind of a wild animal.
I was trying to get away from him,” she says.
“But I couldn’t.”
Tobi was shot multiple times and left in a coma.
The gunshot wound was so severe, she says, she had to have an operation on her face and was left bedridden.
“I felt like an animal,” she recalled.
It was during her hospital stay that Toni decided to speak out about the trauma she endured. “
And then I couldn-I had to be taken to the hospital.”
It was during her hospital stay that Toni decided to speak out about the trauma she endured.
“The first time I talked about it was on Facebook, and it went viral,” she recalls.
Tani says she went through hell trying to keep the boyfriend happy in the months that followed. “
They called me the craziest person in the world, which I didn’t realize was a compliment.”
Tani says she went through hell trying to keep the boyfriend happy in the months that followed.
“People would call me ‘crazy,’ and they would say things like ‘you’re crazy.
You’re not the kind of person that would do something like that.'”
In an effort to ease her suffering, Toni started getting more help, including a $1,000 plastic surgery operation.
But her ordeal continued.
The day after her surgery, Tani’s boyfriend and two friends allegedly came over to her apartment, saying they wanted to rape her.
They allegedly broke into her apartment and took her money and credit cards.
Toni and her friends tried to call police, but she says they were too afraid to tell her where they were going.
“Because I’m not a bad person, I didn.
I just wanted the best for my boyfriend,” she explained.
“So I told them that I needed to go to a doctor, but they said that was against the law.”
Tino says she made arrangements to travel to Birmingham to be treated by a doctor.
After being admitted, Tino was left in an induced coma and her parents were forced to travel back to Alabama to look after her.
“This was a long time coming,” she remembers.
“You know, my parents didn’t want to come home.”
Tonia says she got out of the coma and went on to have her first pregnancy and a successful relationship with her son.
“That’s when I realized I wasn’t going to die,” she added.
“What I had to do was come home and get a job, and my parents were just doing that for me.”
Tania says she would tell people that she wasn’t a victim and was just a victim trying to make her boyfriend feel better.
“Sometimes people say, ‘You can’t say you’re not a woman because you were raped,'” she said, laughing.
“Well, you know, I’ve been raped, but that’s different.”
But Toni still doesn’t feel comfortable speaking out about her trauma.
“If I was going to get arrested for a crime, I wouldn’t have told anybody about it,” she explains.
“Maybe I’d be in jail for three or four years.”
The couple decided to move back to the state of Alabama and continue living together.
“We just wanted a place to raise our family,” she admits.
“At the time, we had no kids, and I didn’ know that.”
Tonna Toni lives in Alabama with her husband and two children.
They’re not currently in the process of getting a divorce.
“In my head, I always thought that it would be different if I had a relationship with another woman,” she reveals. “
“Not knowing that we would be living with each other, and if I would be able to get an abortion, I think that would’ve been a different situation.” “
In my head, I always thought that it would be different if I had a relationship with another woman,” she reveals.
“Not knowing that we would be living with each other, and if I would be able to get an abortion, I think that would’ve been a different situation.”
“I just wanted my life, so she said ‘Okay, I’m going to let you go.'”
Toni also says that she wants