Emily Heistand, 23, mortally wounded John Ludwick, 32, this past March after she claims the man who stalked and harassed her for months
attempted to kidnap her at knifepoint outside her home. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone in an abusive relationship?
In 2017, Ludwick gained media attention when he claimed that Joran Van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance, paid him to dispose of Holloway’s remains.
Emily claims Ludwick pushed her into the passenger seat of her car and was holding the knife to her throat when she grabbed it away from him, then stabbed him with it multiple times while struggling to get out of the car.
When she finally did break free, says Emily, she ran into her house and didn’t look back.
Ludwick collapsed a few blocks away. Emily says she didn’t learn until later that Ludwick had died. “I kept telling the cops, ‘You’re going to take him to jail and he’s going to get out and do the same thing.’ I really thought that he was going to get out and that I was going to be dead, like, any time now.”
Does Emily say she feels guilty about killing the man who she claims stalked and attacked her? And why does the man she says introduced her to Ludwick claim someone else killed him?
Watch the video above to hear Emily’s 9-1-1 call to police, then tune in Monday to learn how she’s doing today on this Dr. Phil
to find out where you can watch. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news? ‘You Did the Right Thing,’ Dr. Phil Tells Woman Who Claims She Killed Her Attacker In Self-Defense