Friday, January 21

I was accused of trying to kill my mother … until I was diagnosed with PMS


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Nikki Owen.

Image source, Nikki Owen.

When he was 18, Nicola -Nikki- Owen set the family home on fire when his mother was inside.

Her mother was able to escape, but Nikki had to sit on the bench, accused of trying to kill her and facing 15 years in prison. Nikki’s defense? Premenstrual syndrome.

Here we tell you about his case, which made history in England by being the first time that PMS was used as a mitigating factor in a conviction.

Since then, PMS has been used as a mitigating factor in court. in various cases of murder, infanticide, homicide and many other crimes.


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