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Oklahoma Mom Dies After Jumping From Moving Car to Reportedly Escape Abusive Husband

An Oklahoma mom jumped to her death last week after reportedly trying to escape her abusive husband, police confirm to Fox 61.

According to reports, Brianne King, 33, was sitting in the passenger seat while her husband, Michael Muller, was behind the wheel at the time of the incident on Tuesday, October 18. She jumped out of the moving vehicle on Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City and suffered a fatal head injury. Michael is currently in jail and the situation is still under investigation.

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Some of Brianne’s friends now claim that Michael often abused the mother of five. “She had a big heart, and she was always smiling when I saw her. We were her family,” friend Samantha Searle said via Fox 61. “Whether she jumped from the car or [Michael] pushed her, she’s dead, because of [Michael].”

Brianne King
Brianne King

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Searle claims that Michael made Brianne “believe that she was a horrible person” and that their children knew about the alleged violence. “I watched him smash her face against a wall, causing three of her teeth to loosen and one to fall out,” she recalled of an alleged past incident. “These babies talk about how their daddy hurt their mommy, like it’s a normal part of life that’s supposed to happen.”

Fellow pal Jennifer Morgan has also spoken to reporters. “I just wish there would have been some way to … break her [away] from him,” she told the outlet. “She told us lots of times she was going to die. She was afraid.”

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A GoFundMe page was set up on Saturday, October 22, to help pay for Brianne’s funeral costs. “The family is not prepared to pay for a funeral, so we are depending on the kindness of others to help cover the costs to give her a proper burial,” the description reads. In three days, the campaign raised more than $900 of its $1,934 goal.

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