EVERY F—ING DAY OF MY LIFE records one woman’s final days of freedom as she prepares to be incarcerated for manslaughter in the death of her abusive husband when the documentary airs tonight, exclusively on HBO.
From Digital Communications:
In the early-morning hours of May 1, 2005, Wendy Maldonado, a mother of four in Grant Pass, Oregon, called 911 in hysterics. “I just killed my husband,” she confessed, adding, “I just want my kids to be safe.” When the operator asked how long her husband had abused her, Maldonado replied, “EVERY F—ING DAY OF MY LIFE.”
EVERY F—ING DAY OF MY LIFE follows Maldonado and her family in the days before she begins serving a ten-year sentence for the crime. Alternately shocking and heartbreaking, the film tells the story of one woman’s fateful decision to make a new life for her and her children at any cost, even her own freedom.
The film records Wendy’s final days of freedom as her mother, sisters and friends surround and support her, and help prepare sons Joshua, Marshall and Tyler for life without their mother. Drawing on intimate family footage, the documentary paints a revealing portrait of the seemingly desperate conditions that drove Wendy and son Randy to plead guilty to manslaughter in connection with the killing of Aaron Maldonado.
Through startling anecdotes from family members and neighbors, crime scene photos, early home-video footage and interviews with Wendy and Randy (who is already incarcerated), EVERY F—ING DAY OF MY LIFE sheds light on what it may have been like to live in the turbulent Maldonado home before the crime. Both Wendy and Randy express their deepest desire to do whatever is needed to protect the other boys. In one interview, Wendy likens her situation to chewing “a hole in a cage so you could all get out,” going on to say, “All I did was, like, chew off my leg ‘cause it was caught in a bear trap and run…get outta there with all the kids.”
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