Tag: Domestic Violence

Russian Professor, Found With Bag of Severed Arms, Admits He Killed Student

MOSCOW — Oleg Sokolov, a Russian historian who made a career studying and impersonating Napoleon Bonaparte, liked to be called “Sire.” He also had a long history of seducing and being violent toward female students at a prestigious university. “He thought he could do anything and looked down on the world around him as if […]

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2 Die in Jealous Rampage; City’s Third Murder-Suicide in Days

Officers summoned to a Brooklyn apartment discovered the grisly remains of what was once a romance: A 30-year-old man in a jealous rage had shot his former girlfriend in the head, then shot her new boyfriend in the chest before killing himself on Sunday, the police said. The ex-boyfriend, Darnell Solomon, and his former girlfriend, […]

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Mother Is Freed After 15 Years in Prison for Father’s Abuse

A domestic violence survivor in Oklahoma walked free from prison on Friday, according to a corrections spokeswoman, after spending 15 years behind bars for failing to report that her boyfriend was also abusing their children. The woman, Tondalao Hall, was 19 when she was arrested after her boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr., abused their two children, […]

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Suicide-by-Text Is a Disturbing New Form of Domestic Violence

Last week, for the second time in recent Massachusetts history, a young woman was charged with manslaughter for texting her boyfriend messages encouraging him to kill himself. Alexander Urtula, 22, and Inyoung You, 21, were both students at Boston College last May when, on graduation day morning, Urtula leaped off a parking garage to his […]

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‘It’s a problem. It’s disturbing’ Norfolk Police Department hosts domestic violence forum

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NORFOLK, Va. – Monday night, the Norfolk Police Department hosted a domestic violence forum for victims, survivors and the community. The forum was held in conjunction with the YWCA of Hampton Roads. The department says more survivors are coming forward and reporting what happened rather than staying silent, […]

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She Fought for Muslim Women. Then She Was Found Dead.

Ola Salem was, by all accounts, fearless. As a teenager, she stood up to the managers of an amusement park after she was not allowed on rides because she was wearing a head scarf. She worked out at a boxing gym and was considered a fierce protector at the domestic violence shelter where she volunteered. […]

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Free Live Webinar: Trauma Bonding (Why People Bond With Their Abusers)

In life, we repeat the patterns of behavior and treatment that we were exposed to as a child. This is because, at a young age, we are malleable and therefore vulnerable to healthy/non-healthy treatment by our primary caregivers. Therefore, when we are able to recognize the patterns in choosing unhealthy people/situations that make us vulnerable […]

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‘In the Dream House’ Recounts an Abusive Relationship Using Dozens of Genres

All ornate appearances to the contrary, the gothic is a thrifty form. Its first, and essential, ingredients, according to the scholar Mary Ann Doane, are simply “woman plus habitation.” No special effects needed; the horror of a woman finding fear where she expected safety is enough to power an entire genre. Variations abound. Add a […]

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Intimate Partner Violence Is More Common Than You Think

One man’s violent attack on his ex-girlfriend highlights the brutal reality of intimate partner violence in the United States and how unfortunately common these attacks truly are. A Hamilton County judge committed a Tennessee man to a mental health facility earlier this week after stabbing an ex who also happened to be the mother of […]

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Man Kills Estranged Wife With Car and Machete in the Bronx, Police Say

A man ran over his estranged wife with her car and then repeatedly slashed her with a machete in broad daylight on Thursday morning in the Bronx, the police said. The grisly killing of the woman, Noelia Mateo, 58, happened in view of her grandchildren, witnesses said, and rattled the residents on Ellsworth Avenue in […]

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Arizona Man Accused of Killing 6-Year-Old Son During Attempted Exorcism

An Arizona man has been charged with first-degree murder after the authorities said he killed his 6-year-old son by forcing hot running water into his mouth for several minutes as part of an attempted exorcism. The man, Pablo Martinez, 31, told responding police officers that the child had a demon inside of him and needed […]

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‘Clueless’ Actress Catches Case on Charges She Battered Hubby

Photo: Peter Kramer, File (Associated Press) Actress—and one of Donald Trump’s faves—Stacey Dash of Clueless fame was arrested after police say she pushed and slapped her husband in a domestic violence dispute. According to NBC News, Pasco County Sheriff’s officers in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., outside Tampa, arrested the actress-turned-conservative commentator on Sunday. She was […]

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I Killed My Partner. It Saved My Life.

In the early hours of Sept. 15, 2010, my children and I were sound asleep when my partner arrived at our home in Brooklyn drunk after a night out, and flew into a violent rage. For years I had endured verbal abuse, beatings, sexual assault. That night as he punched me in the head over […]

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Does America Care About Care? Not Enough

First of three articles. Caretaking occupies a paradoxical place in the American mind. On the one hand, we cast caretaking for babies and children as a sacred duty of the private sphere. We lionize the bonds between parents and their children in movies, songs and storybooks. We romanticize the kinds of wisdom that are passed […]

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Nets Forward Rodions Kurucs Was Charged With Assault For Allegedly Choking His Then-Girlfriend

Getty Image Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs was formally charged with misdemeanor assault on Tuesday after appearing in court for an alleged incident that took place on June 27 in which an argument between he and his then-girlfriend became physical, with Kurucs eventually choking her and throwing her on the bed. According to the New […]

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As Deaths Mount, France Tries to Get Serious About Domestic Violence

ILE-ROUSSE, Corsica — Julie Douib tried to do everything right. She left her abusive partner. She reported his violence to the police at least a dozen times. After he forced her to give up custody of their two children for the weekend, she told the police that he had a license for a gun and […]

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When It Hits Home: Intimate Partner Violence Yields Deadly Outcomes for Black Women

Photo: iStock The Facebook post read, “MISSING: Téa B. Choates, Last seen Tuesday 8/6 in Lithonia Ga area.” The social media plea came from Choates’s mother, Ebony King. The 19-year-old was last seen by her fiance, Aldeyshaun Locklear. Seven days later, Choates’s body was recovered from a wooded area on the outskirts of Atlanta, CBS46 […]

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In South Africa, a Call to Punish Rapists

In 2007, Thalitha Mukansi moved to Diepsloot, an informal township on the northern fringes of Johannesburg. She was a social worker who settled in the region because it was what she could afford, and she liked working with, and helping, victims of assault. But outside Ms. Mukansi’s window, assaults and rapes were common — sometimes […]

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India’s Widows, Abused at Home, Have Sought Refuge in This Holy City for Centuries

VRINDAVAN, India — Like thousands of other widows exiled from their homes to a city in northern India, Nirmala Maheshwari said she was abused by her family after her husband died. “They saw me as a burden,” Ms. Maheshwari whispered recently, recalling her first day at a new shelter for widows in Vrindavan, as other […]

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Serena Williams Highlights How Abusers Use Money to Violate Their Partners

Photo: Allstate Purple Purse Foundation Earlier this summer, following a disappointing loss at the Wimbledon finals, Serena Williams told reporters, “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.” Williams continues to make good on her word, this time launching […]

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Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge?

JALAPA, Guatemala — They climbed the terraced hillside in single file, their machetes tapping the stones along the darkened footpath. Gehovany Ramirez, 17, led his brother and another accomplice to his ex-girlfriend’s home. He struck the wooden door with his machete, sending splinters into the air. His girlfriend, Lubia Sasvin Pérez, had left him a […]

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He Stabbed His Ex-Wife to Death, Then Hugged Her Body and Sobbed

Carmen Iris Santiago’s estranged husband had begun showing up recently outside the beauty salon in Queens where she worked. He would usually pace back and forth in front of the store, unnerving employees and customers. On Wednesday evening he showed up again at the Tu S’tilo Salon SPA in Jackson Heights and asked to speak […]

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