Amber Bowman, the former wife of recently convicted Ohio serial killer Shawn Grate,
says when she filed for divorce from Grate in 2012 after just 10 months of marriage, “He was devastated and upset because he said he only wanted one marriage.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?
Amber describes Grate as being both angry and “dark” in the period after their separation and divorce. She claims that when she asked for child support, “He said, ‘if you do not help me and give me money and help me out financially,’ he was going to put my family’s names in a hat and start ‘the grand finale.’”
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It was then, she says, that she took out an order of protection
Amber says that until his arrest on charges of kidnapping and aggravated murder in 2016, she continued to hope that her ex-husband would one day return to her and their child. Does she say she still misses him today? And what did Grate tell Amber in a voicemail that she claims left her feeling “Like he would actually hurt my child or hurt my family.” WATCH: Ex-Wife Of Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate Says She Doesn’t Know What To Tell Their Child
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exclusive airing Friday. Shawn Grate, 41, was convicted on May 7, 2018, of kidnapping and aggravated murder in the 2016 strangulation deaths of Stacey Stanley and Elizabeth Griffith. He has also admitted to killing three other women but has not yet been charged. As of airtime, Grate’s trial had entered the penalty phase. The presiding judge may either accept the jury's recommendation for the death penalty or sentence him to life in prison. The judge’s decision is expected June 1. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story Dr. Phil won't believe? ‘I Don’t Miss Whoever He Is Now,’ Says Ex-Wife Of Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate