Winfield woman targeted with explosive devices, needs new home

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WINFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) -

"It feels like a bad movie." 

This woman, who has asked us to not share her name, almost lost everything: the roof over her head, her son, and her own life after her ex husband planted what police are calling 'suspicious devices' in her camper at the Cowley County Fair.

"I got this camper from him, it was awarded to me in the divorce and I got it and I found some weird device and wires," says the victim. 

She called 911. Police and even the bomb squad came to investigate and found something that could have blown up her camper and killed her and her son. 

The suspect, Robin Hood of Atlanta, KS, was booked into jail Thursday night on charges of attempted first degree murder, attempted aggravated arson and criminal use of an explosive. 

"Putting me in danger and my kid too. What if something would have happened to him if my kid would have been here. That's our child. I don't deserve this."

Too shaken up to sleep here anymore, she's also been left without any of her belongings - not even bedding.

"He emptied it. I was awarded the camper and its contents and he took everything out of it. Everything. I mean the hooks on the wall I mean everything, except the maggots in the fridge."

With no where else to turn, she's asking for help, hoping a good samaritan will get her out of this bad situation.

"I need to find a home by Monday so I can get my youngest boy from police protective custody. If I don't have a home on Monday they're going to proceed to put him in foster care or something."

Although empty handed, she remains grateful to be alive, and hopeful for a new beginning... knowing some people never make it out of abuse like this.

"If you're in an abusive relationship it is never okay to stay. I stayed for 20 years thinking I was doing the right thing."

Hood remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.

 If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can get help by calling the national violence hotline. That number is 1-800-799-7233. Their lines are always open.

If you'd like to help her, please call the KAKE newsroom or email mmobley@kake.com.
 

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