July 15, 2021

The Burning Bed

The Burning Bed

The Burning Bed (Based on a True Story) 800-799-SAFE (7233)  Domestic Violence Support | The National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org) Welcome Back to Cherry Avenue True Crime Podcast.  Just a quick reminder that new episodes come out on the ...


The Burning Bed (Based on a True Story)

800-799-SAFE (7233)  Domestic Violence Support | The National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org)

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The movie for this episode is The Burning Bed (1984)  (Tubi TV) (IMDB free with ads) streaming services.  Stars:  Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat and Richard Hauser.  We will go over the movie and then the case behind the movie.

This was the case that became central to the battered women’s movement. It turned the national attention to cases like Francine’s where women were brutalized by their husbands, and to help women like her through a system of life-saving shelters and laying the foundation for a modern awareness of domestic violence.

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Francine Hughes Killed Her Abusive Husband—And Changed U.S. Views on Domestic Violence – HISTORY

Francine Hughes – Wikipedia

Francine Hughes Wilson, 69, Domestic Violence Victim Who Took Action, Dies – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Burning Bed – Wikipedia

James Berlin “Mickey” Hughes (1945-1977) – Find A Grave Memorial

“The Burning Bed”: A turning point in fight against domestic violence (lansingstatejournal.com)

Francine Wilson, domestic abuse victim and subject of TV film “The Burning Bed,” dies at 69 – Chicago Tribune

‘Burning Bed’ murder case: defense attorney looks back | WKAR

Francine Hughes Wilson, who inspired ‘The Burning Bed,’ dies at 69 (lansingstatejournal.com)

The mother of a man killed in an incident… – UPI Archives

Francine Hughes Wilson, whose ‘burning bed’ became a TV film, dies at 69 – The Washington Post

Francine Hughes Killed Her Abusive Husband—And Changed U.S. Views on Domestic Violence – HISTORY

Statistics (ncadv.org)

The facts – Refuge Charity – Domestic Violence Help