Case Summary

Commonwealth v. Geneda Turner – Not Guilty – Battered Woman Syndrome

Northumberland County Jury returns a not guilty verdict for Aggravated Assault. Facing a mandatory five-year state sentence, Geneda Turner was acquitted after presenting a “battered woman syndrome” defense after shooting shot her paramour outside her residence. Attorney Kyle Rude convinced the jury that Ms. Turner was acting in self-defense after years of abuse at the hands of her paramour.