By David Whiting, Orange County Register
November 19, 2018

Who gets beaten — yes, beaten — with their own Barbie doll? Pause for a moment to steel yourself for the answer.

It’s the same little girl who was grabbed by her throat and thrown against a stone fireplace.

But more on that in a minute.

Right now, it is exactly 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 27-year-old Melissa Suffield peers at her computer and prays. In seconds, she and hundreds of other hopeful lawyers will find out if they passed the California bar.

Still, Suffield’s journey is different.

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