Behind the scenes, Dr. Barry Aron was celebrating. He was, after all, feeling quite powerful—she was as close to dead as he could get her, and everyone still thought he was an angel.
In 1992, Ruth Ann had finally found the strength to demand a divorce, but she conceded to her husband’s opposition and agreed to a property settlement, formalized in a document which he wrote and they both signed.
After a close loss in her 1994 US Senate bid due to her opponent’s last minute sleazy lies, Barry was furious and blamed Ruth Ann for the loss. By 1997, going well beyond his lawyer’s instructions to “taunt your wife into submission,” his intensified drug pushing, combined with physical, emotional, and mental abuse, shattered her. After threatening to kill her, encouraging her to commit suicide, and taunting her with his mistress in a very public affair, his abuse became too much for her—she crumbled and experienced a psychotic reak.
Now, in the midst of a hot affair, he didn’t want to fulfill their settlement agreement. So he devised a campaign to kill her. She was to be sacrificed to his vengeful, greedy, abusive, egotistical and evil designs.
Ruth Ann, mother of two and wife, graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors in microbiology. While putting her husband through medical school, she completed a Masters at NYU and finally a J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. She achieved an appointment to Commissioner at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1992. In 1994, at the request of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, she ran for the United States Senate from the state of Maryland. The Arons had called Potomac, MD home for more than 25 years.
Praise for Corrupted Justice
"Gripping, well written true story of abuse, deceit and destruction in a marriage and surprising corruption in a seemingly biased justice system." —VICTOR WAINSTEIN, ESQ.
"This book is a testament to resiliency and survival in the face of life destroying behaviors. Amazingly well-written." — Dr. Simone Gordon, Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work