The year was 2005. The place, Fort Smith, Ark. The victim: 41-year old Christina Springs. A few miles from a safe house, her car was rammed by her abusive ex-husband. Thomas Springs, 43, then proceeded to get out of the car and attack, ramming Springs' head into the dashboard of the car she was traveling in. Thomas Springs then returned to his car, grabbed a knife and attacked the mother of his children, stabbing her 24 times in the chest. As Springs took the attack, she asked him to "Please stop," and said that she would let him "see the kids."