A woman in Kentucky posted a bloodied selfie on Facebook, pleading for help after her husband savagely beat her with a handgun.
Susann Stacy posted the shocking photo of her covered in blood, with the caption, 'Help please anyone' after the domestic abuse attack.
Originally it was thought that the police arrived on the scene as a result of the Facebook post as Susann had no other way to call for help after her husband ripped out the phones.
However Leslie County Sheriff Deputy Sam Mullins told CNN that they were alerted to the attack after the woman's husband, Donnie Stacy, phoned 911 saying he had beaten his wife and she needed help, before fleaing. He has since been arrested.
Mullins additionally told WYKT that it was not uncommon now for women to turn to social media for help in domestic violence situations.
However, despite the shocking images - some found a way to criticise.
One comment on the Daily Mail news coverage reads, 'There must have been a way to contact a friend or relative on Facebook or even just post a status. Sorry but this is too far. She could have even private messaged the photo to someone.'
Susann felt compelled to post a statement on her Facebook page following similar negative comments:
'I posted a picture via WiFi because it was my ONLY way to seek help. I just wanted help...to not die in a pool of my own blood in my kitchen floor...There are so many negative statements being made…along with positive ones. To each their own. Time to find that more better forever.'
We don't know what is more scary - this horrific attack or people's idiocy about the issue. We despair.
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