abuse victim whose trial for killing her abusive husband James "Mickey"
Hughes in 1977 by setting fire to their Dansville, Michigan home while
he slept became a landmark spousal abuse case and the subject of the
1984 TV movie The Burning Bed
starring Farrah Fawcett, who described years of abuse at the hands of
her husband and whose defense attorney Arjen Greydanus said that her
testimony about the horrors she endured was effective, but the jury
found her not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Born: August 17, 1947
Died: March 22, 2017
Location: Leighton, Alabama