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This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Adam Cunningham is Dead, Ellie Cunningham Walks

Update July 27/09
Ellie's trial date has been set for September 29,2009. It is there that we hope that justice will be served for this vicious and cruel attack
A further update on July 13/09 which is also in the comments after the post:
 
~P said...
Ellie had court dates on the 6th and 10th this month. It appears that her charge on ccc 266 has ended and there are now charges on ccc 267a and 267b. Can you explain what is going on, by chance? There is another date for Aug 27th.
 
Michael J. Murphy said...
Thank you for the information. It could be the Crown is laying the more serious charges under the Criminal Code of Canada (ccc) in sections 267A and 267b rather than common assault as in 266. The relevant sections are as follows: Assault 266. Every one who commits an assault is guilty of (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction. R.S., c. C-34, s. 245; 1972, c. 13, s. 21; 1974-75-76, c. 93, s. 22; 1980-81-82-83, c. 125, s. 19. Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm 267. Every one who, in committing an assault, (a) carries, uses or threatens to use a weapon or an imitation thereof, or (b) causes bodily harm to the complainant, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months. R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 267; 1994, c. 44, s. 17. Summary conviction is considered less serious than indictment. Hopefully the crown will proceed as an indictable offence giving the judge more sentencing leeway up to 10 years.

The following is an update sent to a concerned person with respect to the death of Adam Cunningham. I received one a little later.
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Dear Mr. Murphy:
 
Thank you for your correspondence dated April 29, 2009, regarding the death of Mr. Adam Cunningham. I am responding on behalf of the Attorney General, and I apologize for the delay.

As Assistant Deputy Attorney General, I am responsible for the Criminal Justice Branch within the Ministry of Attorney General, including the conduct and supervision of all criminal prosecutions in British Columbia. 

Charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm have been laid against Ms. Elhan Cunningham. Ms. Cunningham is due to appear in court in July 2009, for an arraignment hearing. 

It has not been determined that the injuries Mr. Cunningham sustained in the assault led to his death.
 
I cannot comment any further as this matter is now before the Court.
 
The public’s participation in the justice system is important. I appreciate hearing your views.  
Yours truly,
Robert W. G. Gillen  
Assistant Deputy Attorney General Criminal Justice Branch

AG:EX <ADAG.Webfeedback@gov.bc.ca> a écrit :
De: AG CJB ADAG WebFeedback AG:EX <ADAG.Webfeedback@gov.bc.ca> Objet: Reply to your e-mail dated April 29, 2009 (Log 364615) À: alainroy_qc@yahoo.ca Date: mercredi 10 Juin 2009, 13 h 47

Dear Mr. Roy:

Thank you for your correspondence dated April 29, 2009, regarding the death of Mr. Adam Cunningham. I am responding on behalf of the Attorney General, and I apologize for the delay.

As Assistant Deputy Attorney General, I am responsible for the Criminal Justice Branch within the Ministry of Attorney General, including the conduct and supervision of all criminal prosecutions in British Columbia.

Charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm have been laid against Ms. Elhan Cunningham. Ms. Cunningham is due to appear in court in July 2009, for an arraignment hearing.

It has not been determined that the injuries Mr. Cunningham sustained in the assault led to his death.

I cannot comment any further as this matter is now before the Court.
The public’s participation in the justice system is important. I appreciate hearing your views. Yours truly,

Robert W. G. Gillen

Assistant Deputy Attorney General Criminal Justice Branch
Honourable Wally Oppal PO BOX 9044 STN PROV GOVT VICTORIA BC V8W 9E2
Telephone: 250 387-1866 Fax: 250 387-6411
Mr. Oppal: Adam and Ellie Cunningham: This seems only too typical by many police forces when a female commits Domestic Violence. In this case the assault lead to her husband's death. A similar death occurred in Edmonton and a big Gender Discount was given to the woman who committed the assualt leading to the death of her partner. It may not even turn up as DV in statistics reports further distorting the picture.

The following is the obituary.

Adam Cunningham CUNNINGHAM Adam
It is with great sadness t hat we announce the sudden death of Adam. He was the sweetest soul and a loving husband. He was born on January 15, 1971 in Surrey, BC and was picked as God's favourite flower on April 8th, 2009 in White Rock. A celebration of life honoring him will take place at No. 97, 19551 66th Ave. Surrey, BC on Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 5 :30pm. He will be missed terribly by his wife Ellie Cunningham.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/19/2009

Please note the irony the violent wife will miss him terribly.

If your officers do not pursue charges against this woman you will single handedly put the justice system into great disrepute. This is one of the most egregious oversights of jurisprudence and enforcement of laws I have ever seen. You have to ask yourself Mr. Oppal, if this were a man what would be happening. In Canada and the United States Domestic Violence is pretty much equal between genders. In some studies, most notably one conducted by the Centre for Disease Control females were found to be the instigators in 71% of cases. I expect you to take action on this matter and I, and many others, will be monitoring your print media to en sure ourselves B.C. is not an oasis for females to kill men with impunity.

Mike Murphy






John Adam Cunningham
CUNNINGHAM John Adam: With great sadness we announce the tragic and unnecessary death of Adam Cunningham. A life cut too short. Adam will be remembered as an avid reader, a writer and a lover of animals, travel and boating. He is survived by his mother Billie Cunningham, sisters Samantha Gustafson and Nikki Cunningham, and nieces and nephews: Sierra, Cheye, Jakob, Teagan and Colton. Adam was a kind, gentle, intelligent man with an incredible personality. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. The family asks his many friends and family members to join us in a memorial service on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 2pm, where we can celebrate his life and send him off for his final journey in a way befitting to him. Services will be held at Beecher Place located on the beachfront at 12160 Beecher St. in Crescent beach. "Forever loved and never forgotten" In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Surrey SPCA in Adam's name. 












Dear Mike:


TAKE ACTION NOW!!,

False allegations of abuse are something many of our readers deal with during their divorce and custody situations. The problem of false allegations of is becoming more widely known and acknowledged. In May of 2006 ACFC released a Family Violence Report authored by Dr. Stephen Baskerville.

ACFC has long maintained use of violence is an inappropriate response to the stressors of family life, whether the violence be female on male or vice versa. Unfortunately funding for domestic violence programs is typically one sided and does not address many of the root causes of the issue. See our comments in Congressional Quarterly after the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed by President Bush in 2006. VAWA will come up for renewal again next year.

Thanks to Jeremy Swanson for alerting us to this story. This past week in Canada a young man, Adam Cunningham, lost his life as a result of domestic violence apparently perpetrated by his wife. At the time of the initial incident she was charged with assault. Now that Adam is dead the Crown prosecutor declines to charge her further with manslaughter or homicide, and has told the family the assualt charges may be dropped as well, since the victim - who was also the only witness - has died.
See the news video here. (caution, the wounds are graphic)

Note in the obituary the comment that the wife will miss him. We can only imagine what that might mean.

http://www.legacy.com/can-vancouver/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStoryPrint&PersonID=126389947

TAKE ACTION

We don't often ask our readers to get involved in individual cases, but in this instance we are asking you to take a stand. Please flood Attorney General Wally Oppal's office with calls and emails and demand prosecution.

The link below will take you to an email submission form for the AG's office. Ask them to take action. Or call AG Oppal at 250 387-1866 and express your opinion.

http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/contacts/emailag.htm
 
Then send us an email and let us know you acted and your thoughts on the subject.

Lastly, ACFC supports the work of Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR). RADAR is leading the charge to improve domestic violence laws in America today. Their website is
http://www.mediaradar.org/

Sincerely,

Mike McCormick, Exec. Dir.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your attention to this tragic situation. I am Nikki, Adam's sister, and I just want justice to be served for his unnecessary death.

Michael J. Murphy said...

Nikki:

I am going to monitor the court appearance later this month as best I can. The Pacific Press spent 3+ plus hours on the blog after sending the letter to the editor (same one as to the AG, and the BC Government visited twice after the letter to the AG.

They have our attention now we must wait and see what they will do about it.

You and your family have my sincerest condolences as well as the empathy of many men in Canada and the U.S.A. who have been victimized. Our hearts reach out to you.

Anonymous said...

The question is did the reporter of global TV got any money to broadcast the story one sided , it seems like every one is ready to jump on Ellie as she had suffered great injuries as well , why the people that ask for Justice didn`t get her side of story as well before making any allegations , Ellie is an out standing member of community and had done many fund raising's and helped out many people in need , more than I can say about Cunningham's family and Nikki who was`t even talking to her brother for the last year , yes we all want to point finger , that is an easy job , try to be a wife that just lost her husband and been abused by him before and after his death , this is Vindictive , there were pending assault charges against Adam and hospital report for her saviour injuries that Darleen the reporter seemed to forget to mention , We live in a country that has laws and it is up to the the judge to see both side the story and make a decision , not news or public , it just would have been nice if some one cared enough to hear her side of story as well , I knew Adam , he was 245 LB muscular guy that wasn`t easy to be assaulted and do nothing , it is sad that we make judgment one sided we are better nation than that ...

Michael J. Murphy said...

None of us know the whole story but I can clearly see the evidence of a vicious attack. Women typically use weapons when attacking a partner who is bigger. I can speak to that with great experience. I can also speak to the bias men face in dealing with being attacked and you are enunciating that very same bias in your comments. Mr. Cunningham is dead as a direct result of wounds he received at the hands of his wife. That is a fact and she should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. There is no excuse for the kind of attack he endured.

Anonymous said...

Dear Michael:
It seems like we want some one to go down even if its a wrong person , he didn`t die as a result of the injury , Adam died from the blood cloth in his lungs that could have been as a result of any thing even the surgery he choose to do on his leg , how that is a result of his injury ? It dosen`t seem like justice to blame some one without knowing the truth ,and how the injury happened , lets face it there are pending assault charges against Adam too , that is going to be dropped but we want her to pay , right?

Michael J. Murphy said...

What I am expecting the police and Crown attorney to do is exactly what would be done if a man had perpetrated this violence on a woman. No more - no less.

Gender discounts for women are common place in our system of law management. Fairness in our system of law means we treat crimes of similar nature and similar circumstances with no differences between genders.

My involvement in it is to try and ensure the above actors in law enforcement do not sweep it under the carpet because Ellie is a woman. I leave it to them to worry about the context.

We are not out for revenge but will vocalize a concern if there appears to be a gender discount being applied.

Anonymous said...

The only vendictive thing in this situation is that Ellie Cunningham is a manipulator and a liar.
Its all to coinsidental that Adam Cunningham died the night before his court hearing? Ellie still had a pending charge against her from the night of the fight that could have gotten her charged!
The laws need to be ontop of this and speak for the man who has passed away from this unfortunate incident. It's not fair that a murderer can keep walking our streets and knowingly put their head to rest at night and not have a conscience about the situation. Whether Global TV got paid or not that isnt the real issue here, that has no relavency to the story and the truth to what happened. The truth had to come out. Ellie Cunningham needed to be exposed for the true person she really is. Adam is no longer here on this earth to defend himself. The laws in this government need to step up and take some serious action. Of course she states she got hurt, those who cry wolf are amazing manipulators.

Michael J. Murphy said...

The Domestic Violence Industry have for years given women, whether actually victims or not, instructions on the kinds of actions they can take to ensure they get what they want. For example, when children are involved in a custody dispute it is very common to allege both abuse of the mom and, if required, abuse of the childen. Some unscrupulous lawyers will do likewise.

In a case in Ottawa in January this year the woman who did this (she took a run to the local DV shelter to get a "leg up" on custody to gain the court's sympathy) was ordered to pay $25,000.00 of her ex's $30,000.00 legal fees in an emergency motion for him to have access to his child.

Its unfortunate but yes there are many out there who will try their very best to manipulate people including their own children.

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Anonymous said...

LOOK AT THE FRIGGIN SLASH marks that psycho woman "who loves her husband soooo much" did! How could the law not charge her. I'ts evident SHE attacked HIM! It's not rocketscience people...use your heads and think about it. SHES A LIAR and Munipulator. ELLIE cunningham is SCARED she's goning to get caught so she will tell people what she thinks they will believe. SHES PSYCHO! a crazy woman on loose people WATCH OUT

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened when I read some of these comments. I have known the Cunningham family for 30 yrs and I know full well what a close and supportive family they have always been. For someone who obviously does not know the family to make such cruel and insensitive remarks against them at a time of inconsolable losss is unforgivable.
Please lets not see any more of this on here. Instead we should allow the legal system to take its course.

Michael J. Murphy said...

Your observations are reasoned and compassionate. The nature of Adam's sudden departure deserves empathy and a chance to grieve not intemperate remarks. Hopefully a well thought out and thorough investigation into his death will occur and appropriate action taken.

Tobias K said...

PAID? Global TV? Yes, Tony Parsons is relatively new to the broadcast world and cannot be trusted. COME ON PEOPLE!! Let's get realistic.

I have known the Cunningham family my whole life - like every family they have concerns and private matters to attend to. With Adam's passing - it seems to have brought all the bottom feeders out of the woodwork. People name calling and bereating his family and so on - it is not about his family, they simply want justice for their murdered son/brother.

It is easy to find someone to blame, it was the woman who murdered him. It has been documented and video taped to beyond a shadow of a doubt. The courts will do their due course and Ellie will be held accountable for her actions.

Shame on those who attack the family for spreading the news and FACTS to the public. There is no slander, there is no misconception. This is documented FACT and not to be reputed because someone had supper with Ellie twice a week.

Michael J. Murphy said...

This is just anecdotal and shows my age but I met Tony up in Whitehorse, YT where I lived in the 80's. He was then at BCTV which was CTV's main anchor station and now of course is part of Global. I mentioned I knew of his work when he was at CFTO (CTV's first affiliate in Toronto as a journalist and part time anchor and he observed I was then (mid 80's) aging myself.

Mr. Parsons has been the anchor of that station in Vancouver for well over two decades minimum. He is clearly not inexperienced and has proven to be an ethical man over the years. It may just demonstrate whoever said that has their head somewhere other than on top of their shoulders.

Thanks for your comments TK. They are full of common sense.

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Santos said...

Yes, yes, Ms. Anonomous. Good point albiet you cannot spell or put sentence together. It is evil how supporters of the murderous wife can post these outragous comments about the situation. The courts will decide after they see the PROOF of video and sworn statement evidence.

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Anonymous said...

right the court will see all the evidence that family had nothing to do evidence in deed , and I am sure the family has nothing to do with it , you are so pathetic that is not even funny ,
______________________________________
You seem to be a very twisted and vindictive person and may need meds of some kind. In fact you show all the signs of a person not able to control their emotions.

Are you in fact the killer wife?

I don't typically delete comments but when you make these kinds of unsubstantiated accusations about people who have just seen their flesh and blood killed it crosses the line. If the family wishes this recent piece of trash talk to be deleted I will comply

Anonymous said...

Has the wife made a court appearance yet, or been charged? I trust this will be proceeding and hasn't been dropped.

Anonymous said...

I've been following this story from the US. Violence against men being disregarded and excused is a problem here, too.

It would be nice to see more evidence presented to know what really happened. The claims that the Cunningham family abandoned Adam to me seems an awful lot like what happens to the husbands of abusive wives who are bent on controlling their husbands. The psycho wives interpret the husband's family as a threat and make it a living hell for him to have contact with his own family. Even the way those comments are being written makes it seems like they are all coming from one person, perhaps Ellie in a continuing attempt to distort reality.

I can't help but wonder if Ellie was an abused child and developed a mental health disorder and all this criticism of the Cunningham family is just her trashing them.

The web site on which I first read about this story has a lot of articles on mental health and domestic violence. One of the articles which rings very true to me from my personal experiences is BPD Distortion Campaigns.

It would be no surprise to me if Ellie has this Borderline Personality Disorder and was trying to control Adam and push away his family for years.

Does anybody know if there's a psychological evaluation planned for Ellie?

Anonymous said...

Someone here is right on target. I have been a close friend of Adam's mother for many years. It was very hurtful for her to be gradually shut out of Adam's life since his marriage to Ellie, and yes, this is a trait of abusers, both male and female, in an effort to exercise isolation and control. The family were always close prior to Adam's marriage but Ellie certainly drove a wedge between them.
The comments about the Cunningham family in a previous letter are a very sad reflection of Ellie's supporters and are nothing short of defammatory. Whoever wrote them has mental health issues.

~P said...

If I'm reading the court website correctly, I believe Ellie is scheduled to reappear on May 29th. Does anyone know anything else about the case?

Michael J. Murphy said...

I don't have any newer info. Thank you for the update.

Anonymous said...

The family wishes that this trash talk be deleted. It is obviously written by a sick and twisted individual (Ellie) and our goal is to have justice served, not to have a bunch of venemous lies written about the family.

Michael J. Murphy said...

I've deleted the ones that seemed so way over the top.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for deleting the comments. Ellie appears in court today but we do not know the details at this point. We will keep you updated as we receive further information. Your ongoing support in this matter is greatly appreciated by the family and friends of Adam..

Michael J. Murphy said...

Thanks for the info. I am getting quite a few readers from Canada, the USA and the UK interested in the case so updates would be appreciated.

~P said...

Looks like she will appear again on Jul 6th....

Michael J. Murphy said...

Thank you for the update. It would appear they are not going to dismiss charges out of hand if remands are occurring.

Michael J. Murphy said...

The following is an update sent to a concerned person with respect to the death of Adam Cunningham. I have heard nothing back on my request.

AG:EX ADAG.Webfeedback@gov.bc.ca a écrit :


ADAG.Webfeedback@gov.bc.ca
Objet: Reply to your e-mail dated April 29, 2009 (Log 364615)
À: alainroy_qc@yahoo.ca
Date: mercredi 10 Juin 2009, 13 h 47

Dear Mr. Roy:

Thank you for your correspondence dated April 29, 2009, regarding the death of Mr. Adam Cunningham. I am responding on behalf of the Attorney General, and I apologize for the delay.

As Assistant Deputy Attorney General, I am responsible for the Criminal Justice Branch within the Ministry of Attorney General, including the conduct and supervision of all criminal prosecutions in British Columbia.

Charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm have been laid against Ms. Elhan Cunningham. Ms. Cunningham is due to appear in court in July 2009, for an arraignment hearing.

It has not been determined that the injuries Mr. Cunningham sustained in the assault led to his death.

I cannot comment any further as this matter is now before the Court.

The public’s participation in the justice system is important. I appreciate hearing your views.


Yours truly,




Robert W. G. Gillen
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Criminal Justice Branch

~P said...

Ellie had court dates on the 6th and 10th this month. It appears that her charge on ccc 266 has ended and there are now charges on ccc 267a and 267b. Can you explain what is going on, by chance? There is another date for Aug 27th.

Michael J. Murphy said...

Thank you for the information. It could be the Crown is laying the more serious charges under the Criminal Code of Canada (ccc) in sections 267A and 267b rather than common assault as in 266.

The relevant sections are as follows:
Assault 266. Every one who commits an assault is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
R.S., c. C-34, s. 245; 1972, c. 13, s. 21; 1974-75-76, c. 93,
s. 22; 1980-81-82-83, c. 125, s. 19.

Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm
267. Every one who, in committing an assault,
(a) carries, uses or threatens to use a weapon or an imitation thereof, or
(b) causes bodily harm to the complainant, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding eighteen months.
R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 267; 1994, c. 44, s. 17.

Summary conviction is considered less serious than indictment. Hopefully the crown will proceed as an indictable offence giving the judge more sentencing leeway up to 10 years.

Anonymous said...

Ellie's trial date has been set for September 29,2009. It is there that we hope that justice will be served for this vicious and cruel attack

Michael J. Murphy said...

I'll post the update in the blog post as well.

Best wishes and may justice prevail.

Anonymous said...

We are neibours of Adam. Now she appears to be living care free and has no problem moving on. She is entertaining guests and laughing and having a good time. when you read the meidia reports you see and read of defencive wounds on Adam. Indicating he was attacked and what of her wounds. She is alive he is dead. To my way of thinking as a direct result of the attack. We all feel horified that justice may not be served in this case. In my opinion Ellie caused the death of Adam and should be charged with the minumun of manslauter. Why is it so hard for the police to do their jobs.

Michael J. Murphy said...

In some parts of Canada there is a two tier justice system. When one checks the case law you will find that females get lesser sentences for similar crimes to men. This is based on a false assumption by proponents of a form of feminism that equates men as oppressors (the patriarchy) and women as victims. I call it victim feminism. Victim feminism will posit that Adam was in the wrong because women are incapable of such violence and she was probably acting in self defense. It is rubbish but prevalent in all the important places in Canada.

The Police Chief in London Ontario is a classic example of this motto and his force conducts itself accordingly. It is mythology with no basis in science but is persistent. Even when one of his own members, a female, kills a male former police officer, then kills herself he stacks the deck against complete transparency.

Michael Payne said...

I can say without hesitation that anyone who states that the DV Laws are not biased in the favor of the woman are either ignorant to the system or they are simply unwilling to be honest and most likely because they stand to benefit! My wife (drunk on Tequila) attacked me with a cast iron grill from our stove and hit me in the back of the head. I asked the Sutter County, Ca Sheriff Sgt. to hold my handgun in the Sheriff Dpt. Armory so that I would not be shhot the next day. Although she was determined and confessed to being the agressor, she was not arrested. Instead she was issued a sitation and left on scene. I, obviously fearing for my safety, was not even informed that there was a such thing as a Restraining Order. The most disturbing thing is that the following day without my knowledge she was advised and assisted by the same officer in obtaining a RO against me (the Victim). Her case was prosecuted as a simple assault instead of DV Assault and after one year of diversion it was dropped from the record. When referred to in a subsequent custody hearing, it was determined to have never happened at all. The following year she called the Sheriff Department 7 days after we had argued and wrongfully accused me of having threatened to kill her. As expected 5 sheriff deputies drug me from my home and charged me with 3 felonies resulting in a $20,000.00 Bond. In a later hearing (after my false charges were dismissed) she was granted a RO which removed our then 2 year old child from the family home and back into the custody of the true DV Perpetrator! It is my opinion that this blatant disregard for justice is a significant contributing factor to the historically high divorce rate and does nothing but encourage future miscarriages of justice. The real victims are the children who are being mentally abused by their mothers and the Family Court System. I expect the rate of violence perpetrated by the youth of todays society to continue to grow and it will probably begin to be more regularly directed at the judges, lawyers and mothers who are commiting the real crimes!

Anonymous said...

This Blog is truly one sided!


you have removed several comments saying:
"I've deleted the ones that seemed so way over the top."
...Really? what is way over the top? Those hidden comments are the ones that challenge your foolish biased opinions.


People the justice system is more intense on males because males have natural tendency to fight. Life is unfair and so is the Law.


I didn't even read many of the details and I can see that the chances of a 250PLUS man getting beat up by a small woman is just sissy, and idiotic! If he was such a man then why are you portraying him as such a helpless person, if he wanted out I'm sure this Ellie women would have been happy to see him go. You would think the family would want him to be remembered as a fighter not a sissy!


I'd hope this women is living life to the fullest now that her abuser is gone and has been punished!

none the less, the truth ALWAYS comes out!
but not on this bogus blog.

Michael J. Murphy said...

The comments that were removed were from someone with a very serious mental health problem and were not to be taken seriously.

Although yours have quickly resorted to calling a dead man names they are at least not nearly as offensive - just silly.

You have no idea of the equality of DV between genders and you obviously don't know many females use weapons in their attacks on bigger people. In lesbian relationships DV is greater than hetero co-habitations and they are both women. Which one is the sissy in that scenario? The bigger one of the two I guess.

You are in a small group of small people who resort to name calling for a terrible and tragic incident which ultimately led to a man's death. You have to ask yourself - why do you resort to this kind of childish, surly, and completely unwarranted behaviour. Do you have issues? Are you Ellie but you are now taking your meds?

Those of us men who have been attacked by women with personality issues with weapons that can kill are just not going to keep the issue quiet. Resorting to name calling is typical though of those who have done this to men and then like children bad mouth the victim.

Think about it?

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Michael J. Murphy said...

Kristina has left a new comment on your post "Adam Cunningham is Dead, Ellie Cunningham Walks":

Why do you think everyone who has something truthful to say about the other half of this story is Ellie! Also why do you think you have the correct knowledge to go beyond name calling and say that this women you've clearling lacked to research, has mental issues. How dare you inflict that upon a women who already had to fight for her life.


However for the sake of trying to understand both sides lets play this out: A small women whom was probably driven "crazy" by this man gets in a argument with him one night he ends up with some glass wounds which look like they were most likely self defence (due to the fact that they were on his arm, as it most likely swung at her head)she can't take being beaten anymore so she tries to stop him, yes with a weapon cause she's smaller. He walks away with a few stitches and she walks away bruised and battered in places she could never inflict on her self...hmmm


Name calling is childish but I would rather name call than pretend to know a situation when I've barely taken the time to see both sides!
You're blog is but a one sided rant and rave page for people to bash one person whom they obviously don't understand. I say this because I'm one of the mannny women that have been beaten by manipulative men who change their story's when they get a first glimpse at being behind bars! It's the naive people that believe the men. It's tragic that he had to die so young but it would never have been directly because of glass wounds. It must have been his body that wasn't healing properly, not to mention a blood clot in the lung is a completely separate health issue.


It's too bad the family can't just let him rest in peace, nothing will come from blaming the wife. Women who are battered stay with men who beat them because they still think it's a form of love, that's the only thing that was wrong in Ellies head. (in the obituary) She says she misses him because she loved him still, obviously, a women who was trying to kill her husband would never have loved him in the first place let alone missed him after he's passed...


My first comment was only to help you see that this site is biased 100% however my emotions clearly have been tangled in with this too. I'm removing my self from the blog before you do, because clearly I've said too many things (ie truthful) that are worth deleting to you.


But think about it...

True journalist understand both sides!

Michael J. Murphy said...

Kristina:

Firstly this blog is biased. I don't pretend otherwise. It is my opinion from my perspective. That perspective is from a man who has been financially, physically, and emotionally abused by a smaller woman. Does that sound familiar?

Abuse takes many forms some of which has nothing to do with size. When size is an issue the smaller person, in this case a woman, uses weapons or a proxy. Some have other men beat them up or kill their husband's/lovers.

That a man does not fight back doesn't make him a "sissy". Men are socialized to be protectors of women and children but there are exceptions to that where some men through what ever social constructs or dysfunction, such as alcohol or drug abuse, do not abide by this. Secondly in all major studies it shows females as being equally involved in Domestic Violence and further it shows moms are statistically more likely to abuse or kill their children. All of this info is available in this blog.

I appreciate your emotional involvement. It happens. My ex has a friend who would pretty much do anything for her as well. Some friendships get dysfunctional in that the truth doesn't matter only loyalty. It doesn't make it right or produce the truth.

This is a tragic event for both parties to the relationship. Adam is gone and I firmly believe it is not coincidental that he died shortly after being attacked. An incident in Edmonton by a female partner on the male a few months prior had exactly the same outcome.

You had deleted your comments after you wrote them and it is my prerogative to republish them as I am doing. This other post of yours is more reasoned and starts to explore other issues which I think is important. There are two sides to every story and Ellie will get her chance to explain that in court.

That is where my interest exists. Justice must be done and seen to be done. If she is innocent then the courts will determine so.

I wish you well and would hope that all people had loyal friends. It is so important to someone who has to face an emotional test, in this case a trial.

~P said...

Does anyone know the outcome of the court appearance?

Anonymous said...

I'm not on these blogs very often but is there a way to have a private convo with either Michael or Nikki. I have some really important questions to ask but don't want them out in cyberspace where anyone can read them.

Anonymous said...

Ellie is scheduled to be in court Oct 25-27 to face these charges.

Anonymous said...

Ellie Cunningham, aka Elham Amini, accused killer of J. Adam Cunningham of White Rock BC Canada, hides out at unit 8207 - Barona Beach Resort, 4026 Pritchard Dr. N. West Kelowna BC Canada; her charges were stayed in court & the case against her can be re-opened. Phone/email the BC government. She is now being really nasty to her neighbors & in violation of several city by-laws and strata by-laws including verbally attacking an elderly resident of the posh lake shore complex. She is mean & ugly & we don't want her around us; we hope she moves on and we hope the Cunningham family sue her for wrongful death in the killing of their beloved Adam. She loves driving around in her white convertible acting like a big shot...

Michael J. Murphy said...

Thanks for the update. She can run but she can't hide.

Anonymous said...

mmm It looks like the other side of the story is coming pretty soon with a whole website.
http://elliecunninghamtellsthetruth.com/

Michael J. Murphy said...

It looks like Cunningham wants to be even more infamous than she is already. Who wants to bet she will bring out all the old feminist canards of he was a brute and I was a victim. She will find sympathizers in the tax supported shelter industry, who do not require proof, you know real facts. After all it may be good advertising and generates donations from the naive.

Narcissism:

Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See synonyms at conceit.

A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.

Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.

Anonymous said...

The site http://www.elliecunninghamtellsthetruth.com/ is finally online with a lot of interesting things, including Adam's Diary, Documents, etc. We have now the 2 sides of the story, and with this step, Ellie Cunningham is coming out of silence to tell her story.

Anonymous said...

Ellie Cunningham is continuing to let everyone know what she is really like--she's slandering her neighbor on the internet--what a nasty thing to do to someone--proves she's still nasty as ever--maybe she'll take her homeless unemployed migrant toy boy gigolo-type Johnny who she keeps and supports and go back to Ontario with him. Then all of her neighbors would get a relief from hearing them having sex with their door open!! Disgusting hearing grunts and groans yuk! Johnny who watches Ellie's cats stare at the little lump "under the two thin sheets, ready to pounce on it"

Anonymous said...

The following history is true, some is gossip from the unfortunate people who had a viscous violent Arab immigrant touch & destroy their lives by her unacceptably selfish, irrational crazy-making behavior

ACCUSED MURDERING KILLER FROM IRAN-HIDING IN BC - ELLIE CUNNINGHAM aka ELLIE IMINI aka ELLIE AMINI aka ELHAM CUNNINGHAM aka ELHAN CUNNINGHAM aka ELHAM AMINI aka ELHAN AMINI aka ELHAN INIMI aka ELHAM IMINI is hiding out at barona beach resort, 4026 pritchard drive #8207 west kelowna bc canada v4t3e4

1. got to Canada on "her back"--Iran -> India with unknown man; California -> white rock BC Canada with a married American man she stole away from his wife and kids so she could get into our country on his $; white rock -> West Kelowna BC.
2. visa running out so she offers Canadian men $5,000.00 to marry her so she can stay in Canada. she gets rid of American by her extreme violent behavior, verbal abuse so bad, the American spent many nights at the neighbor's who rescued the poor American from ellie's viciousness. she ran him out of the country with her high pitched screaming nasty voice, no sex and constant nasty attitude towards him. all residents complained about her nightly screaming matches! the American dropped a bundle buying a business in white rock and borrowed a lot of money--for what--for ellie to kick him out and keep the spoils!

3. within weeks of offering $5,000.00 to marry a Canadian to get her citizenship,john adam Cunningham stepped up to help out & married her; however, he didn't have enough $ for her; she soon began her violent abusive screaming again, fueled by lots of booze as the American fueled their fights and constant partying as she spent Adam's $.

4. big fight, ellie slashed Adam to pieces, he trips over stool trying to avoid the broken wine bottle she's slashing him with, breaks his ankle, has an operation on it and died! happy now and back in party mode, she refuses to pay her bills, is now in bankruptcy, foreclosure & small claims provincial court still trying to get out of paying people back who lent her money to buy a home, a car, etc. all the creditors left high and dry--she's now wiped out the American's bank account & never reimbursed him for all the thousands of $ he spent on her, owes $8,000.00 to an 81 year old white rock lady who lent her money trying to help her out with work & refuses to pay up (not surprising to hear ellie rips off old Canadian retired lonely single woman is it?), left the Royal bank high and dry, didn't pay income tax on her condo rental income (the federal government revenue Canada is now investigating her taxation fraud) and left many companies who extended $ help with a bankruptcy case--god know these people are sorry they gave her credit!
more to come part 2 next...

Anonymous said...

PART 2 CONTINUATION...
5. now hiding out in Kelowna, she rents a new luxury $1000 small lake shore condo, drives a jeep (like poor dead Adam used to drive). she's moved many people into her little condo this year, many residents at the complex think she's recruiting for bombing and other terrorist things because they speak in the flat Farsi language, quietly like they are hiding something and being secretive. this is so not like her usual loud and obnoxious screeching voice--20 condo units in her building and everyone complains about her loud sex-exploits on the patio or with the door wide open, etc. and her loud drinking parties with the TV blasting ruining all the neighbors serenity. many in the know are ticked off with her 'dissing' some of our residents at barona beach. her aunt from Iran is not allowed into Canada, and some other relatives are also not allowed into our country. she sneaked into Canada in the "back door" she even promised the man he wouldn't have to sleep with her, live with her or even share a bed & bedroom with her

6. the internet say the migrant homeless bum she is now keeping--johnny boy treats her like sh.. telling her she's too fat and must exercise, forces her to watch all sports on TV, eats her food, drives around in her jeep, sleeps all day, makes fun of her when he chats up his friends on the phone...ha ha ha--she seems to be getting some of her own abuse back--a man taking advantage of her instead of the other way around and a man being mean to her! ha ha ha--people get what they deserve-karma lives! maybe she's jealous of the real nice people living at the complex, the married ones!! ha ha ha well. she's nothing like any of them and day by day, as more of the 150 luxury condo owners hear about her, the more the pressure is for her to move on - under the bridge would suit her with all the homeless who suck everyone around them into giving away their money and food to them! possible the new gigolo from Ontario will move her to Essex, or Windsor, Ontario where she may have a relative herself in Toronto? there's way more $ in Ontario--very little $ in Kelowna--go girl--go to where the $ is..

part 3 next...

Anonymous said...

part 3 continued

7. time to move on girl - big population in Ontario, maybe people there don't read "www.register-her.com, or angiemedia.com or parentalalienationcanada.blogspot.com" and many other web sites who list murders and husband killers and abusers who don't ever go to court, and ellie can blend into the woodwork...if she keeps the big mouth shut and gets into programs to brain wash her not to be violent all the time--maybe Arabs are like this in Iran, we are not, we train Canadians to be nice...get yourself into some angermanagement programs or wait until the government re-opens Adam's death and beating and slashing cases and get the government to pay for this counseling; then your can get kicked out of our country, get back to iran where you come from and wow, maybe teak nasty arabs how to be nice like Canadians are!! bulliness and all those other things Michael wrote about regards the nature of some murderers and all abusers are not acceptable in Canada any longer--go home and leave us Canadians alone--you've done a real bad job so far trying to sneak into Canada and now there are many many people who want to see the back side of you! there is a lot of pressure on the federal government attorney general to reopen Adam's cases because he and his family and friends got a real bad deal from ellie!

8. YOU HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP IN JAIL IN CANADA AND CHARGED WITH SEVERAL SERIOUS CRIMINAL VIOLENT CHARGES AND HAVE EVEN HAD A COURT ORDER AGAINST YOU PREVENTING YOU TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH ADAM--in Canada, it's always the women who put restraining orders on their abusive men--RARELY AND HARDLY EVER, does a woman get a court order slapped on her--most women in canada are nice and don't beat up or kill their husbands--obviously the RCMP don't like you either girl! you may think you got away with murder and viciously beating up a man, but this is not ended for Adam Cunningham...soon soon you'll get yours back but good.

9. pressure on her landlady that 'evil is present' and this may help ellie to leave 604-538-4958 Wendy Whiting 2267 Christopherson Rd Surrey v4a3l2 wendywhiting@globalmortgagecorp.com

10. Call the RCMP’s National Security Tip Line at 1-800-420-5805 to report information on terrorism, criminal extremism or suspicious activities that could pose a threat to public safety and security. For more information, see the RCMP’s webpage on Terrorism.

Anonymous said...

your web site rocks,how can we automatically send/share these comments on killers over the internet directly to the AG in Ottawa?