Episode 60 – Brandi Mathews – Part 2

PART #2 of 2 – Previously in Part One of Brandi Mathews story….You heard how she met and moved in with a man by the named of Kelly Semino. An abusive partner, who terrorized Brandi’s entire family in order to maintain complete control over her throughout the course of their relationship.

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The Funkoars – Feel The Madness

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