I'm going to take a previous post and play devil's advocate to it. It seems so right and so innocent until...
So if a guy is getting abused by a woman, so what? Sure there are no shelters but, calling the cops still does some good.
Let's see now... I'll do a little bit of research in my local paper. What can I find?
Woman convicted of first-degree murder
Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct 21, 2005
RUSTBURG -- It took a Campbell County Circuit Court jury about 2½ hours on Wednesday to convict Kimberly Rudder of first-degree murder and arson; they took 10 minutes to recommend a sentence.
Rudder, 43, set fire to the Altavista home she shared with her boyfriend, causing his death on Nov. 5, 2003.
New theory, suspect spur probe into 1990 slaying
Woman who has since died suspected in the killing of 18-year-old
BY MATTHEW LAKIN
MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE Oct 21, 2005
ABINGDON -- Fifteen years after Tammy Eleene Salyer's death, another federal grand jury is investigating the case.
It's the latest development in the homicide case, which began just after midnight Feb. 28, 1990, when police found Salyer, 18, dead from a gunshot wound inside her wrecked car off Interstate 81 in Bristol.
Police said at the time that the bullet that killed her came from a passing car. Her car ran off the road, crossed the median and the southbound lanes, ricocheted off a tree and crashed into a fence, police said.
That story changed last month when Bristol Police Chief Bill Price issued a statement naming a woman who died in 1997 as the suspected killer. The woman, Judy Annette Blanton Weaver, had dated Salyer's fiancé and reportedly threatened her in the weeks before the shooting, according to police records.
Ingram tells of kin's domestic-abuse ordeal
Hopewell delegate speaks at event where issue was discussed
BY ANDREW PRICE
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Oct 15, 2005
PRINCE GEORGE -- Del. Riley E. Ingram, R-Hopewell, didn't plan to speak yesterday at a news conference on domestic violence.
But after hearing several local leaders address the troubling topic, Ingram gave an emotional, graphic personal story.
He said he has a family member who has been in constant pain after years as a domestic-violence victim.
The delegate's words were poignant as community leaders gathered at Scott Park in Prince George County to discuss an issue that is "known, but hidden," Hopewell Mayor Vanessa C. Justice said.
Local leaders used to convene at a one-day event to discuss domestic violence, then move on, she said.
So Justice said she wanted to bring elected leaders, law-enforcement officials, social-services employees and others together to network and find long-term solutions.
Representatives from seven jurisdictions -- the counties of Chesterfield, Prince George and Dinwiddie, and the cities of Hopewell, Colonial Heights and Petersburg, and Fort Lee -- assembled yesterday to talk about how the localities are dealing with the problem.
The event coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Officials also addressed preventive approaches to tackle the issue.
"We want to work together to make families stronger and to make families more aware," Justice said.
Law enforcement is one approach, but there must be other solutions, some leaders said.
"When prosecution has become the first line of defense, we have failed our communities," Hopewell Commonwealth's Attorney Anthony N. Sylvester said.
Domestic violence can happen to people of all ages, genders and race, leaders said.
Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney Cassandra Burns referred to a recent double homicide in Petersburg. A 65-year-old man is accused of shooting his wife and son.
"It's not just young women and young men," she said.
Wife indicted in dismemberment slaying
By JEFFREY GOLD
Associated Press Writer Oct 12, 2005
NEWARK, N.J. - A woman charged in June with killing her husband has been indicted on charges of murder and the desecration of his corpse, which washed up in suitcases in waters off Virginia, authorities said Wednesday.
Melanie McGuire was also accused of perjury and a weapons violation, according to the four-count indictment handed up by a state grand jury on Tuesday and made public Wednesday.
That's just a couple of articles in the last few weeks...