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I just shot dad

October 07th, 2016

One nightmarish day, Holly Crichton got a call from her youngest son Mat with the news: “I just shot Dad.” It came as no surprise to their neighbours because it was common knowledge Holly and her sons had been victims of her abusive husband for years. Even after Holly and Mat had been disabled in separate accidents, the abuse didn’t subside. The shocker was that police investigators characterized the elderly father as the victim and the son Mat as the aggressor. Holly’s community fiercely came to her’s and Mat’s defence and a first-degree murder charge was reduced to manslaughter. No Way to Run (Caitlin $24.95) is Holly Crichton’s story of epic courage and tenacity in mounting her son Mat’s defence. Born in 1958, Holly Crichton worked as a professional horse trainer and jockey, until a racing accident in 1996 left her paralyzed. She has two sons and the youngest, Mat, was severely brain injured in a car accident in 2004. Mat lives next door to her with his wife and two children, on their cattle ranch in northern Alberta. No Way to Run is Holly’s first book. 978-1-987915181

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