"The criminal justice system will take a hard look at what happened to Matthew Eappen. It is up to the rest of us to take an even harder look at who is minding our children."
- Eileen McNamara, the Boston Globe
"The effects of abuse are devastating and far reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colors and lives in many different communities."
- Sandra Pupatello
"My family and myself are good, decent and very honest people."
"He is the single most blatant, arrogant, yet curiously effective liar and manipulator of the truth.”
- Deputy District Attorney Christopher Evans
"OK. My mother, I don't know if she's breathing. She's laying on the ground in the shower."
- Jenna Neulander, Leslie's daughter, to a 911 Dispatcher
"I don't care whether the person is guilty or not guilty. It's not my business to establish guilty or innocence. It's a Court of Law that does that and a Jury does that, But not me."
- Werner Herzog
"This was not a crime of spontaneity. This was a premeditated and well-planned-out crime."
- Prosecutor Kevin Brooks
"When you destroy a population, once femicide happens, we're going to see the end of humanity, because I don't know how you sustain a future without vitalized women."
“She's not with me, and she's not with my parents, and at that moment I know that my sister's dead.”
- Alayne Katz, Gail's sister
"Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity. All it takes is a little push."
"Why should I lose my daughter to some reckless monster? Why should a girl feel unsafe returning from an outing? Where is justice?"
-Kittam Maasarwe, Aiia's mother
"My life is greeted each day with anger, fear, and pain for my daughter as I imagine her fighting for her life. This magnitude of a tragedy has left many scars that will never heal and forever emptiness in my heart. The joy I once knew in life ended with the last breath of my daughter Tasha's breath only to be taken by God, not by this man."
- Kimberly Lucia
"Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."
"We had a real sense of dread that this was the way it was going to end up and we were saddened when we found the body to confirm our fears. These cases are just senseless violence."
- Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger
"When someone just disappears for no reason, it's shocking, it's devastating. I just feel like my life stopped that day and I've just been in a tailspin ever since."
- Adam Vaughan, Janine's brother
"I just had this really bad feeling about her going to Japan."
- Jane Steare, Lucie's mother
"But I'm a woman, and as the great poet so cleverly wrote, hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. Consider me your personal hell."
"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."
-Dr Joyce Brothers
"I was brought up to believe British justice is the best in the world, so it is very hard to understand why we are still here. I am the mother of a murdered daughter. How long do I have to wait?"
Nilam Hindocha, Anni Dewani's mother