On Sept. 14, 2006, Stephanie Morosi, a female escort, shot Jason Maxwell Truitt. She would spend the next three months in a detention center and 17 more facing a murder charge. That charge was dropped in June and The Post and Courier is offering a good interview of Morosi (and video) about her experience.
"I just kept screaming for him to leave. That's when he grabbed a knife," she told The Post and Courier on Friday, nearly a month after prosecutors dismissed a murder charge against her.
The steak knife came from her kitchen counter. When she told Truitt she'd call the police if he didn't leave, he called her a "bitch" and said she wasn't calling anyone.
The paper goes on to talk about her experience after the shooting:
Morosi expected to go home after she recounted the timeline for detectives the night of the killing, but she was arrested on a charge of murder and spent the next three months in the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner.
Morosi had been living in her childhood home. Though it belonged to her father, he was in the process of giving it to her. Morosi's sister came from Virginia and sold the house so Morosi could make her $75,000 bail; she was released in December 2006.
She looked for jobs, but found it difficult to find work because of the notoriety of the murder charge pending against her.
It's a good read, so read the whole thing. But there's not too much about how she felt about having shot a man.