Idiot viciously beats wife because she didn't call him "sir"
Dan Kirby Kopp is a 49-year-old man from Ephrata, Pennsylvania who repeatedly beat his wife with a wooden spoon or his hand whenever he thought she was being disrespectful or didn't refer to him as "sir" in front of their kids. Well, this guy had his day(s) in court and on Tuesday he was sentenced to 23 months in prison and one year of parole for misdemeanor stalking and harassment. He's also been ordered to stay away from his now estranged wife.
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This guy, who according to his wife is 6-foot-5 and weighs 230 pounds, got caught because his wife used an iPhone to videotape a beating he administered on September 22, 2012. In October of the same year, the wife went to police with that video and eventually that video was shown to the jury who convicted Kopp.
Of course I find this upsetting on various levels, but the mother in me is disgusted because they have kids together who had to live through that violence. Their children are still young. What exactly did this abusive man think he was teaching them?
I'm glad the wife was able to get herself out of that abusive situation, but unfortunately she will never truly be free of her ex. Their kids are involved in sports and the judge ordered that the parents stand on opposing sides or at least 50 yards away from each other.
Of course I can't help but wonder that if he was physically abusive to his wife was he ever physically abusive to his children? I hope not, I'm sure he has done enough damage.
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