Stephanie House was shot in the head in 2004. The shooting left her blind in one eye, then frustrated after enduring two mistrials before Javier Mata agreed to plea guilty and do 10 years. But the toll on her was too great emotionally. She tried to hang herself and is on via life support at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Her sister Debbie House and her mom, Bonnie House talked about the whole ordeal at the hospital, Thursday morning, November 29th, 2007.  (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Stephanie House was shot in the head in 2004. The shooting left her blind in one eye, then frustrated after enduring two mistrials before Javier Mata agreed to plea guilty and do 10 years. But the toll on her was too great emotionally. She tried to hang herself and is on via life support at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Her sister Debbie House and her mom, Bonnie House talked about the whole ordeal at the hospital, Thursday morning, November 29th, 2007. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee) Modesto Bee
Stephanie House was shot in the head in 2004. The shooting left her blind in one eye, then frustrated after enduring two mistrials before Javier Mata agreed to plea guilty and do 10 years. But the toll on her was too great emotionally. She tried to hang herself and is on via life support at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Her sister Debbie House and her mom, Bonnie House talked about the whole ordeal at the hospital, Thursday morning, November 29th, 2007. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee) Modesto Bee

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