Friday, December 28, 2012

Tracey Thurman and the Case Against Charles Thurman

Facts in the Case of the Tracey Thurman Domestic Violence Issue
by Traciy Curry-Reyes

The Crime

Tracey Thurman had been staying at the home of a friend at the time of her attack. The attack took place in the backyard of the friends home according to sources. She was stabbed a total of 13 times between her head, neck, and arms. She was also severely beaten. As this was happening there were two cops observing the incident from the patrol car. It was not until they actually observed Charles stabbing Tracey that they tried to intervene. The neighbors were outraged. According to witnesses some of the neighbors were actually yelling and screaming at the cops to do something. Charles was finally arrested and convicted of 1st degree assault. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. That sentence was later reduced when he went back to court in 1987. He plead guilty that time and received the lesser sentence with the opportunity to earn good time credit while in prison. Charles was released in 1991 at about 12:30am. He stated that he had no interest in pursuing his ex wife Tracey, and that he was going to stay as far away from her as possible. His plan was to relocate to Kentucky, but the Domestic Violence Task Force of Kentucky did everything possible to bar him from relocating to their state. They did not want him there under any circumstances.  By this time Tracey is remarried and is living with her new husband and her son C.J. who was just 10 years old by this time. She was on pins and needles upon his release. She felt that she would never have any peace in her life because she would always have to worry about Buck finding them.

In April 1996 Tracey Motuzick went back to court to have a permanent restraining order placed on her ex husband Charles Thurman. It was considered one of the most strict restraining orders that could be placed upon a person. By the time that she had gone back to court she had remarried. She filed the restraining order under her new married name Tracey Thurman Motuzick. The restraining order stipulated that Buck Thurman have no contact with Tracey nor her son Charles jr. He is also not to have contact with people that know them. Thurman is also not allowed to show up at any place where he might run into them. In 1999, Charles Buck Thurman made headlines again because another lady went to court to seek a restraining order against him. Tracey Thurman was told about the incident, and she was not surprised. Charles was 38 years old at the time.

Extra Tidbits

The title of the movie A Cry for Help was indicative of the police's failure to provide help for Tracey and her son Cj. Charles Thurman Jr. Aka Cj also changed his last to Motuzick.

Tracey Thurman went to court and won a 2 million dollars law suit against the police department for failing to protect her despite her numerous calls to the police.