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Program Offers Free Legal Advice For Domestic Violence Victims

July 1, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

PEORIA, ILL — From Gina Zalazinski’s perspective, there is nothing cold and impersonal about computers.
The Peoria mother of eight is a domestic violence victim who availed herself of the Virtual Legal Clinic, in which webcams and high-speed Internet connections transmit free legal advice. Zalazinski first used it Friday morning.
“It made me feel like I was [...]

‘Embarrassed’ Domestic Violence Victim Kept Silent For 13 Years

March 4, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

FROM the outside, the house Pamela and her partner shared in Burwood looked the picture of contented suburbia. Tidy weatherboard, leafy street. In real-estate speak, theirs was ”a fine family home”.
Each weekday morning, Pamela left the house for the successful recruitment business she had built from scratch. To outsiders she was an independent working mother [...]

Man Arrested In Brutal Domestic Violence, Victim Says He Poured Boiled Water On Her

February 3, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

West Haven, Conn. – A West Haven man was arrested after his girlfriend told police he punched her in the face and poured boiled water on her skin.
Burl Towles, 44, was arrested and charged with assault, threatening and disorderly conduct.
On Jan. 28, police received an anonymous complaint that a woman was screaming for help.
Officers knocked [...]

Expert Says Animal Abuse And Domestic Violence Linked

October 12, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

By JEFF HARRELL
When animals are abused, people are at risk.
When people are abused, animals are at risk.
“We call all this ‘the link’,” Phil Arkow, coordinator of the National Link Coalition, told members of law enforcement, social services organizations, prosecutors, domestic violence victim groups and animal control Wednesday during a workshop at the South Bend Police [...]

Boyfriend Convicted Of Killing Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate

July 19, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

FRANKFORT — A jury found Alastair Couch guilty Monday of murder in the 2010 shooting death of Tomma Graves, a Franklin County victim’s advocate.
The jury also found Couch, 34, guilty of tampering with evidence for throwing the murder weapon over a cliff in rural Franklin County.
The jury, which took about two hours to reach the [...]

Domestic Violence Victim Arrested To Ensure Her Testimony

May 12, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

Honolulu, HI – A 26-year-old woman’s college graduation celebration with friends and family was cut short Monday when investigators for the city Prosecutor’s Office arrested her — not for committing any crime but because she is the complaining witness in a domestic violence trial scheduled to begin in state court next week.
The investigators arrested the [...]

Domestic Violence Victim Gets Jail For Lying About Tire Iron Beating By Boyfriend

February 19, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

BARSTOW, CA • In a rare occurrence, a domestic violence victim is facing jail time for perjury for covering up a beating.
Deborah Harper, 43, of Barstow, was the victim in a domestic violence case that ended Wednesday with the conviction of her boyfriend William Wade, 62, of Barstow in a jury trial.
A tape of [...]

Cop Gets One Year Sentence After Two Rape Charges

January 23, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Advice-News

It seemed like a pretty solid case against San Antonio, TX, Officer Craig Nash. The rape kit turned up his DNA, and GPS put his squad car where his accuser said she was taken captive and then raped. Gotta love technology. The victim went to the police station immediately to report the attack.
Not only [...]

Police Introduce Tool To Fight Domestic Violence

January 21, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

Officers Say Survey Can Help Victims Understand Extent Of Abuse
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Police announced Friday they have a new tool when it comes to fighting domestic violence.
In a press conference, officers announced that now, when they go to a domestic violence call, they will ask the victim 11 questions on a survey.
Some examples [...]

Domestic-Violence Victim Charged in Husband’s Death

December 28, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Advice-News

After initially deciding not to charge a Butte woman for killing her husband, a Palmer grand jury received new information and has now indicted the woman on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Lisa Donlon, now 38 and the mother of three boys, shot Jason Donlon, 40, once in the head and five times in the [...]

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