Given that son's two recent run-ins with the law for domestic violence, Sarah might wish Track had never performed that military service.
It could be that he is a victim of PTSD.
In 2016, Track had assaulted his girlfriend. He got off with a plea bargain for a lesser charge.
This past Saturday, reports the New York Post, Track, 28, was charged with:
- First-degree burglary
- Fourth-degree assault
- Criminal mischief.
He broke into his parent's home through a window and brutally attacked his father Todd. After Sarah and Todd fled, Track had a standoff with the police.
What is known is that he was on pain medication and had mixed that with alcohol. Lawyers worth their salt would use that in the defense.
However, what Track's lawyer should do is leverage the PTSD defense. Track's two incidences of violence could match the profile of veterans saddled with that residue of military service.
His situation can make the plight of all former combat soldiers a highly visible issue. Sarah has the infrastructure to make that happen.
Anyone who has known veterans with PTSD can feel great empathy for Track - that is, if he is indeed a emotional casualty of having served in Iraq.
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