10 Confessions from people who have killed someone in self-defence

10 Confessions from people who have killed someone in self-defence

You can imagine that anyone with empathy who is responsible for the death of another person would be racked with guilt for what they have done. But what we don't often think about, is how people can still be affected by these awful feelings when they were only acting in self-defence.

Here, then, are a number of confessions from real people who have been forced to kill to survive, and what they said is jaw-dropping.

1. Trauma

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2. Haunted by it

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3. Upending their life

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4. Drowning sorrows

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5. Followed by the guilt

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6. Never forgetting

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7. Stuck in place

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8. A terrible end

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9. Revelations made it worse

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10. Some will understand

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It just goes to show that even those who inflict violence unwillingly and with good reason will still be changed by what took place. For those suffering from trauma such as this, it is always important that you find someone to talk to about how you feel, to help you move forward.