Kahn vs. Kahn Opening Statement
On December 8, 2011 the court will be hearing the case between former Mrs. Karmia Kahn and her ex-husband, Mr. Kahn. Petitioner Karmia Kahn reported two complaints of domestic violence in January; once on the 2nd and another on the 5th. They separated January 5th, 1995. Karmia is 28 years old and Keith is 45.Karmia filed for divorce after her husband became more and more abusive. Keith allegedly came to the point that he didn’t need much of a reason to ‘discipline’ Karmia. Karmia implies that Keith beat her once because she lost $200, another time because she ruined his favorite sweater, and again for denting their brand new car. They have been married for 10 years and have three children; two sons and a girl. Karmia noticed that Keith had excessively exercised Togerian faith when his slaps got more violent and more frequently. Karmia’s awareness sparked when she went to discipline her son, Michael, and he responded by slapping her back. Karmia knew that Michael had got the idea from his dad, Keith and thought slapping his mother was alright to do. Fearing for her life after being beaten, bruised, kicked and stomped, Karmia fled to a nearby friend, Terry who openly welcome Karmia while she gathered her thoughts and cleaned up. After telling Karmia he would destroy her in Togerian language, Karmia knew it was time to go. Nearby neighbors heard the commotion and called the police. Officer Chris Williams arrived and suggested options for Karmia and her children. She filed a Civil Protection Order and Officer Williams brought her and her children safely to her mother’s home. Our goal in this trial is to prove Karmia’s innocence and Keith’s guilt of two counts of domestic violence. Keith is a man or rage and he’s obsessed with feeling superior. He longs for authority and uses his religious beliefs as a reason to justify the beatings of his wife. According to witness,...