Russell Brian Wood, 27, has been given 25 years behind bars for the brutal murder of Sarah Brown, mother of 5 children.
“No AVO was ever going to keep me away from her.” – Russell wood stated to police after killing Sarah.
Chilling words for anyone who is relying on an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order), to keep them safe from an angry, violent, jealous or vindictive ex. Sadly all those who are pushed to seek an AVO know only too well that a piece of paper will never stop an ex partner who is hell bent on revenge for some perceived slight against them… Usually the crime of finally getting the strength and courage to leave…. No, a piece of paper, a court order, it means nothing to someone who fears they are losing control.
Sarah Brown was the mother of 5 children, now all 5 of these children will grow up without their mother.
Sarah was the victim of a violent abuser and sadly just as she gathered the courage to end the violent relationship with Wood and had an apprehended violence order in place to legally stop him from contacting her, he chose to kill her. This is statistically the most dangerous time for women, most women killed by abusive partners, are killed when they finally make the break… it’s no wonder they fear what will happen when they leave.
Wood is a full blown alcoholic who should not have been drinking, he had made his mind up that no AVO would stop him from being with “the woman he loved.” He saw her at the Mt Druitt tavern, he then went back to her place and waited for her. He beat her, stabbed her and choked her to death and as she lay their dying he lay down next to her and watched as the life left from her.
“No AVO was ever going to keep me away from her,” Wood told police after the killing.
“ I don’t care what any C-word says, there was an AVO and I don’t give a fuck about the AVO”
“I fn laid down with her until she fn died, and that’s the fn love of my life” Wood told police.
Here’s the thing Russell, that’s not how you treat someone you love, you don’t stab or choke or beat someone you love. If you did actually love Sarah then you would not have done any of these things to her. You do not hit someone you love, you however chose to violently abuse Sarah for years. That’s not love you cowardly moron, that’s a petulant child, no even a child knows not to hit others !
You see Russell, and any other partner who domestically abuses their spouse, does not love their spouse. The moment they hit their partner the love is gone and let me tell you a very hard to hear fact…..
The first time they hit you, is the hardest, from there it just gets easier for them to do it again and they will do it again. They are lying if they say it will be the last time because it simply will not be. If your partner has hit you once GET OUT NOW !
Russell like a lot of domestic abusers did not see Sarah as his partner but rather his possession, he saw her as a piece of property to beat when his ego was feeling like it needed a boost and to hurt when he needed to feel good about himself by making someone else feel horrible. This is what these pathetic cowards do, they do not see their partners, as partners or lovers or someone to adore, but instead someone to beat on, someone to belittle, someone to hurt.
No, make no mistake about it Russell and all domestic abusers do not know how to love. If you love someone you do not beat them, you do not push them down and assert dominance over someone, you lift them up and together the two of you become the best you can be.. for each other as much as for yourselves. What Russell did was not love, it was destruction and it was murder.
One of the scariest parts of the report filed by Laura Banks for 7 news Sydney was Russell’s mother who said quite clearly “He is my son and he is innocent” when Laura reminded her that he had stabbed a woman to death her response was “that’s what they say”. Wow, and the worst part is you’re enabling your son’s murderous domestic abuse !
A woman, a mother, has been killed… 5 children will never see their mother again.. a family has been destroyed emotionally, if she couldn’t say she is sorry for what her son did, we at FACAA will. We are so incredibly, heartfelt sorry for your loss and we send all of our love and strength to you.
Rest in Peace Sarah Brown, we hope your children can grow up feeling some sort of peace knowing their mother’s killer will serve at least 19 years hopefully 25 years behind bars for your brutal murder. We also hope they know that what he did was not love but instead ego driven cowardly violence. We also hope they reach out to us if they need help with their healing. We are so very sorry.
The fact is domestic violence is not love, you do not hit someone you love !
If you love them then you never hit them ! – 360
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