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Cops: Mom Lured Ex Out of Apartment Before Murder

Chelsea Watrous Cook has been charged with killing his new girlfriend

(Newser) - Utah has never executed a woman or had a woman on death row, but that could change after Sunday night's murder in suburban Salt Lake City. Chelsea Watrous Cook, 32, has been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting of Lisa Vilate Williams, 26, and could face the death... More »

Most Dangerous Place for Women: Home

More than half of women killed worldwide in 2017 died at hands of intimate partner, family member

(Newser) - Men make up the lion's share of homicide victims, but it's women who "pay the highest price as a result of gender inequality, discrimination, and negative stereotypes." That's according to a new UN report out of its Office on Drugs and Crime, ABC News reports,... More »

After Domestic Violence Arrest, 49ers Drop Reuben Foster Fast

Linebacker had been accused of same earlier this year

(Newser) - The San Francisco 49ers cut linebacker Reuben Foster on Sunday, hours after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Fla., on charges of domestic violence. An arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office said Foster was booked at 11:11pm Saturday and held without bail. Foster... More »

DA Won't Prosecute Avenatti on Felony Charge

'This whole thing is bogus,' lawyer says

(Newser) - The Los Angeles district attorney declined to prosecute attorney Michael Avenatti on felony domestic abuse charges on Wednesday and referred allegations that he roughed up his girlfriend to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor case. Avenatti, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence last week after his... More »

Ex-Judge Who Viciously Beat Wife Now Accused of Killing Her

Aisha Fraser Mason was stabbed to death on Saturday

(Newser) - In August 2014, then-Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason punched his wife repeatedly and slammed her head against the car's dashboard. The force of the assault broke her orbital bone; the Ohio couple's children were in the back seat at the time. Now, Aisha Fraser Mason is... More »

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Calls Charge Against Him 'Bogus'

Michael Avenatti arrested on charge of felony domestic violence

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels' lawyer was arrested Wednesday on what he claimed was a "completely bogus" charge of felony domestic violence. Michael Avenatti, a frequent and outspoken critic of President Trump, was released on $50,000 bail, the BBC reports. Los Angeles Police Department Tony Im says the victim in the... More »

Teen Mom Star Hospitalized After 911 Call

TMZ says it has the tape, in which Jenelle Evans accuses her husband of assault

(Newser) - A star from the Teen Mom franchise was hospitalized over the weekend, and TMZ says it now has the 911 call she made from her North Carolina home. In the call, a sobbing woman said to be 26-year-old Jenelle Evans tells the dispatcher that her husband, David Eason, attacked her... More »

Senator Apologizes for 'Flagrant Error of Campaign'

Heitkamp's ad misidentified abuse victims

(Newser) - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had recently learned that several... More »

Dad Dies in Fall After Wife Allegedly Kills Child

Mohammad Torabi, 31, fell from a Manhattan hotel roof

(Newser) - An explosive marriage marred by alleged drug use, domestic violence, and a child's fatal beating ended Saturday when the father plunged off the roof of a Manhattan hotel, the New York Post reports. Mohammad Torabi, 31, was found dead on a third-floor landing of the Renaissance New York Hotel... More »

Track Palin Booted From Veterans Court

Sarah Palin's son looking at a year in a halfway house after latest assault arrest; jail unlikely

(Newser) - The oldest son of Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans tied to a separate assault case. Track Palin , 29, has been accused of three attacks on... More »

Sarah Palin's Son Facing New Legal Troubles

29-year-old Track Palin has been arrested on domestic violence charges a 3rd time

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's eldest son is in trouble with the law again: Fox News reports that Track Palin was arrested on Friday night after Alaska state troopers responded to his home after getting a call about a disturbance. Troopers say that Palin assaulted an acquaintance, and that "when the... More »

Slain Navy Chief Petty Officer Had Gotten Protective Order

Andrea Washington had sought help from man who lived with her

(Newser) - A bottle of cognac was waiting for Andrea Washington, along with a friend ready to celebrate Washington's recent pinning as a chief petty officer in the US Navy. That celebration never came: Washington's body was discovered Monday in her Jacksonville, Florida, residence, and while the investigation into her... More »

Texas Police Learn Identity of Woman in Odd Doorbell Video

32-year-old is a domestic violence victim

(Newser) - Police aren't releasing a name, but they say they've identified the woman captured ringing the doorbell of a Montgomery County, Texas, home in the middle of the night last Friday; surveillance video showed her wearing only a shirt and what appeared to be wrist restraints. It turns out... More »

Pilot Who Crashed Into Own House Was 'Golden'

'We thoroughly trusted' company pilot Duane Youd 'beyond measure,' says firm's president

(Newser) - A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of Utah engineering company VanCon Inc. said Tuesday. Duane Youd,... More »

Abuse Allegations Surface Days Before Minn. Primary

Rep. Ellison denies abusing ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - An ex-girlfriend has made disturbing allegations of domestic abuse against US Rep. Keith Ellison, days before the Democrat faces a five-way primary for Minnesota attorney general. Karen Monahan says a Facebook post made by her son, who said he'd seen video of Ellison dragging her off a bed and... More »

Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

He may have known about domestic violence accusations involving assistant coach

(Newser) - One of college football's most successful coaches has been placed on paid leave during the investigation of allegations that could result in his firing. Ohio State says it is looking into claims that Urban Meyer was aware in 2015 of domestic violence allegations involving former assistant coach Zach Smith,... More »

4 Kids Dead After Orlando Standoff

Gunman found dead in closet, police say

(Newser) - After nearly 24 hours, a standoff in Orlando ended with the outcome police were dreading. Police say all four children who'd been held hostage in a west Orlando apartment complex were found dead after SWAT officers entered the unit, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "A short time ago we... More »

Cops: Woman Admits to Killing Husband for Beating Cat

Dallas woman faces murder charge

(Newser) - If cats could talk, one of them might be called as a witness in a Dallas murder trial. Mary Harrison, 47, was arrested early Saturday for allegedly shooting husband Dexter Harrison, 49, to death during an argument, the Dallas Morning News reports. She told detectives that she shot her husband... More »

NY Ratchets Up Gun Control

Those convicted of domestic violence will have to turn over all firearms, not just handguns

(Newser) - New York has banned convicted domestic abusers from possessing any sort of weapon, reports CNN . The legislation, which handily passed on Saturday, eliminates a loophole in which domestic abusers were only required to surrender their handguns after a conviction, notes WKBW . "New York is once again leading the way... More »

Police: Wife Arrested After Husband Forgets Anniversary

Florida woman Carol Stone told police she 'flipped'

(Newser) - A Florida woman who attacked her husband for forgetting their wedding anniversary has been charged with domestic battery, police in Pasco County say. Police say 35-year-old Zephyrhills resident Carol Stone "smacked the victim multiple times" in the head and face, leaving red marks, and pushed him to the ground... More »

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