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Selfie saves woman's life: KY woman being beaten by husband, saved by Facebook

A selfie posted on Facebook saved the life of a woman being beaten.
A selfie posted on Facebook saved the life of a woman being beaten.

"Selfie" was the word of the year for 2013, and many people have mixed feelings about it, but it has now done some good for someone. NBC12 revealed on Jan. 3, 2014, that a selfie actually saved the life of a Kentucky woman when she posted it online to get beg for help from a husband that was possibly going to end up beating her to death.

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Susann Stacy of Leslie County, Kentucky, said that her husband had beaten her so badly that she thought he was going to kill her. To get some form of help, she took a picture of her badly beaten face and posted the selfie to Facebook with the simple caption of:

"Help please anyone."

Her husband, Donnie Stacy had ripped the phone line out of the wall and left her no way of contacting 911. She had no cell service but did still have WiFi and used it to post the selfie that probably saved her life.

"Several lacerations to the head. They appeared to be bad but we really couldn't tell at the time, due to her hair was matted to her, and the blood," Leslie County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Mullins said of Stacy's injuries.

Donnie Stacy apparently heard his wife in the bathroom on the phone with another man. He then confronted her about it and beat her with a handgun.

Upon arriving on the scene, police noticed that Donnie Stacy had left the house. He was soon found and arrested. A bit later, the police also found the handgun he used to beat his wife, near a tire swing that the couple's son has played on.

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