Target: Kurt Eisgruber, Marion Superior County Judge
Goal: Ensure a just punishment for a man who drugged and raped his wife repeatedly over the course of three years
In 2011, Mandy Boardman reported to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department that for the past three years, her husband, David Wise, had been drugging her and raping her as she slept. Not only this, but he videotaped these experiences. Wise said that he drugged his wife because she was nicer when she was drugged.
Wise admitted to the crimes in an e-mail he sent to his wife. In court, he did not confess that he sexually assaulted his wife but did confess to having the videos and drugging his wife. He was convicted by the jury of six felonies of sexual assault against his wife. Each charge typically results in six to twenty years in prison. These types of cases very typically demand prison time due to their serious nature, according to Courtney Curtis, Marion County Deputy Prosecutor.
For his crime, prosecutors demanded that Wise be sent to jail for forty years. After going through court proceedings, however, Judge Kurt Eisgruber sentenced Wise to eight years of home confinement. This means Wise left the courthouse basically a free man. He will even be allowed to leave his home for work if he obtains a job. He has not been obligated to get therapy or any sort of treatment.
Boardman divorced Wise upon learning about his actions and is now justifiably unsatisfied with the court’s conclusion. She was astounded that Judge Eisgruber asked her to forgive her husband for his actions against her—a request that is unacceptable. Boardman believes that her husband is not facing any real consequences for his crime. Sign the petition below to help Boardman fight Judge Eidgruber’s decision, and give Wise the punishment he deserves.
Dear Judge Eisgruber,
I am disappointed in your actions regarding David Wise’s crimes against his wife, Mandy Boardman. Wise committed six felonies against Boardman; the proper sentence for these crimes is six to twenty years each. To sentence Wise to only twenty years in home confinement and no time in prison is unthinkable.
Confining Wise to his home for twenty years and allowing him to leave for work only serves to give him the opportunity to commit similar crimes again. Should he be allowed to freely interact with other women, he may easily take advantage of them, just as he did with his wife. He has proven himself to be a person who has no regard for the personal boundaries or limits of others. You have the power to prevent Wise from violating any more women.
Wise has shown no remorse for his actions. I urge you to give David Wise the sentence he deserves. Please sentence him to the originally demanded forty years of imprisonment, for taking such horrific and traumatizing actions against his wife.
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