Amber Bowman was divorced from Shawn Grate for nearly four years before he was arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated murder in September 2016. Grate, 41, who has confessed to killing five women in total, was convicted on May 7, 2018, in the deaths of Stacey Stanley and Elizabeth Griffith. WATCH: What An Ex-Wife Says About The Verdict In Her Former Husband’s Murder TrialTELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?
“Do you ever look back on this now and think, I’m lucky to be alive?” Dr. Phil asks Amber in an exclusive daytime interview airing Friday.
“I do, yes,” she replies, adding, “I feel very lucky to be alive. And, to have my child.”
“You can’t hold yourself to a standard, or kick yourself and say to yourself, ‘How could I not know?’” Dr. Phil tells, her, adding, “They don’t come with a flashing sign.” WATCH: 'At The Time, I Did Not See A Violent Person At All,' Says Ex-Wife Of Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate
Continuing he says, “And it’s a good thing, in that you don’t live in those dark places. But it does make you vulnerable. Because it’s easier for them to sneak up on normal people.”
Amber says her daughter with Grate has received cards in the mail from an anonymous sender, each with a $5 bill inside. Why does she say she suspects her ex-husband may be the sender? WATCH: Ex-Wife Of Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate Says She Doesn’t Know What To Tell Their Child
to find out where you can watch Friday’s episode. As of airtime, Shawn 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. A decision is expected June 1. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story Dr. Phil won't believe? Ex-Wife Of Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate Says She Doesn’t Know What To Tell Their Child