Debbie says she shot her husband four times during an argument 22 years ago, leaving him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Debbie was sent to prison. She says her son, DJ, ended up in foster care and her daughter, Lace, was sent to live with her husband’s family.

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Today, Debbie says she’s close with D.J., but desperately wants a relationship with her daughter. But Lace says she doesn’t believe Debbie acted in self-defense and claims her mother is ultimately responsible for her father’s death.

WATCH: Daughter Claims Mom Lied About Shooting Dad In Self-Defense: ‘I Believe She Wanted To Kill Him’

Debbie maintains her innocence and claims all she did was defend herself.

In Today’s Takeaway, Dr. Phil explains why the people in our family often have the ability to hurt us the most.

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‘He Had A Butcher Knife In His Hand,’ Claims Woman Who Says She Shot Husband In Self-Defense