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Woman Stabbed Boyfriend Who Drank Her Blood: Cops

During an argument about vampires, no less

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Missouri woman allowed her intoxicated boyfriend to cut her arm and drink her blood while discussing vampires, and then stabbed him during an ensuing argument, according to police. The AP reports Victoria Vanatter pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in... More »

Outrage Brews Over Domestic Abuse Makeup Tips

'Do not cover domestic violence with makeup, condemn the aggressor!': petition

(Newser) - Human Rights Watch says Morocco has had a "tepid response" to domestic violence over the years, and the country's latest attempt at dealing with the issue is unlikely to score any new points. A state TV tutorial on Channel 2M's Sabahiyat show last week featured a... More »

Man Who Beat Girlfriend Sues Casino Over Excessive Drinks

Nicholas Mullins says Sands Casino should've stopped serving him

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who spent four years in prison for beating his girlfriend at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is suing the casino for allegedly serving him too many free drinks before the assault, the AP reports. Nicholas Mullins, 31, is still on probation for the January 2012 assault. The... More »

Why Ill. Hairdressers May Stare More Closely at Scalps

New law requires training so hairdressers can recognize signs of domestic abuse

(Newser) - The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that an incident in which one partner abuses another occurs once every 20 minutes in the US, which translates to more than 10 million incidents a year—and Illinois is hoping its hairdressers can now help those in peril, Yahoo Beauty reports. A... More »

Cop Arrested Hours After Starring in TV Show About Cops

Was featured working a domestic violence case in the show Live PD

(Newser) - A police sergeant in Connecticut arrested a man on domestic violence charges in the first episode of a new TV series called Live PD. That same night, she found herself back in a police car—but this time she was the one arrested under the state's domestic violence law,... More »

Judge's Denial of Warrant Has 'Most Tragic Result Possible'

Police believe estranged husband killed wife, then himself

(Newser) - Anthony Russell allegedly violated a no-contact order and was due to appear in court in Indiana on a felony charge of stalking his estranged wife, Laura. Laura, 44, had reported to police multiple instances of finding Anthony, 51, waiting for her and following her, CBS reports. Prosecutors requested that a... More »

Man Brags About Shooting Ex-Wife, Son on Facebook Live

Police say Earl Valentine left his son dead and ex-wife in critical condition

(Newser) - "I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming," WRAL quotes Earl Valentine as saying in a chilling Facebook Live video early Tuesday. Authorities believe Valentine recorded the video while driving away from his ex-wife's house after shooting her and killing their 15-year-old son, the... More »

Johnny Manziel Is Going Back to College

Off-field incidents derailed NFL career

(Newser) - Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel has re-enrolled at Texas A&M after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court, the AP reports. A school spokesman confirmed Manziel's enrollment Monday, saying he couldn't provide other... More »

Man Who Killed Wife While on Bail Declared Dead

Wife was 'quintessential example of battered women's syndrome'

(Newser) - Kevin Ewing was declared brain-dead Wednesday, bringing an end to what Pennsylvania cops and prosecutors call a harrowing, decades-long cycle of domestic abuse. Police say Ewing shot himself Tuesday night after fatally shooting his wife, whom he had kidnapped for a second time while on bail for kidnapping and abusing... More »

Cops: Man Kidnapped Wife, Is Granted Bail, Kills Her

Pa. court failed to order GPS bracelet

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who was unexpectedly released on bail after being charged with kidnapping and beating his wife kidnapped her again, police say—and this time, she did not escape. Police say 48-year-old Tierne Ewing was found dead late Tuesday after being kidnapped for a second time by estranged husband... More »

Wife Sentenced for Murder of Olympic Bronze Medalist

Jane Laut handed 2 consecutive 25-year-to-life terms

(Newser) - The wife of a 1984 Olympic medalist was sentenced to a potential life sentence on Tuesday for shooting him in what she claimed was self-defense following years of abuse. Jane Laut, 59, was given two mandatory, consecutive prison terms of 25 years to life for first-degree murder and using a... More »

Man Allegedly Cuts Off Wife's Hands Over Infertility

Though a fertility clinic found man was the one with the reproductive issue

(Newser) - Domestic violence is a troubling issue in Kenya, and Jackline Mwende has recently become the very public face of it. The 27-year-old from Machakos, a village not far from Nairobi, says her husband came at her in a rage on July 23 with a machete and not only slashed her... More »

Dad Took Kids to Theme Park Day Before Killing Whole Family

Mom Megan Short was planning new life away from her abusive ex

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania father took his three kids to Hershey Park the day before he killed them, Time reports. On Aug. 6, Mark Short, 40, penned an “emotional” suicide note before he shot the children, his estranged wife, and the family dog, before shooting himself in the head, authorities said.... More »

Girl, 2, With New Heart Dies in Family Murder-Suicide

Parents, 3 kids found dead in Pa. home

(Newser) - In May of 2014, Willow Short received a heart transplant when she was just six days old. On Saturday, she was found shot to death along with the rest of her family in what police believe was a murder-suicide. The bodies of Mark Short, 40, Megan Short, 33, and children... More »

Teen Allegedly Kills Dad; Mom Says She's a Hero

Bresha Meadows' mom says her husband abused her for years

(Newser) - 14-year-old Bresha Meadows is accused of shooting and killing her father with his own gun last week in Ohio, People reports. Her mother says she's a hero. “She is my hero," Brandi Meadows tells Fox 8 . "I wasn’t strong enough to get out, and she... More »

Judge Who Chastised Abuse Victim Gets Own Punishment

Jerri Collins will get a public reprimand and has to attend a domestic violence course

(Newser) - A Florida judge who publicly dressed down an abused woman in 2015 and sent her to jail for three days for not showing up to face her abuser in court is now facing her own repercussions. Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, who reached a plea agreement in March to receive... More »

Cops: Woman Endures Days of Horrific Abuse From Husband

He allegedly blinded her, stabbed her, drugged her, tried to pull her teeth out

(Newser) - Police say a new mother in Atlanta suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her husband for two days before being rescued by her mother. “He was jabbing at her eyes, jabbing at her eyes so she couldn't see the baby," Fawn Ortega tells WSB-TV . "[He]... More »

Man Charged With Murder for Partner's Suicide

Long Vang allegedly abused Jessica Haban for a decade

(Newser) - In a potentially unprecedented move for the state, a Minnesota man is being charged with murder for allegedly driving his partner to suicide. According to the Olmsted County Attorney , Long Vang and Jessica Haban were together for 10 years. During that time, Haban was subject to increasing levels of domestic... More »

Woman Sues Abusive Husband, Is Awarded $21.5M

He spent just 2 days in jail for domestic violence

(Newser) - After her husband spent just two days in jail for giving her a beating that left her with fractured facial bones, Jennifer Kershaw took the unusual step of filing a civil lawsuit—and taught him a $21.5 million lesson. On Tuesday, a jury in Franklin County, Ohio, awarded the... More »

2 Shots Fired After Man Challenges Daughter to 'Duel'

Dad was booked for child abuse, among other charges

(Newser) - A Colorado man has been arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident that included challenging his daughter to a "duel," KRDO reports. Robert Williams, 38, of Calhan was arguing with his daughter on Wednesday evening when things "escalated to the point that the father pulled out a... More »

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