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Study: This Is the Kind of Man Who Murders His Partner

There are striking similarities among these convicts

(Newser) - The kind of man who kills his wife or family fits a pattern, and this new understanding of who commits this kind of murder could help prevent them from happening in the first place. So report Northwestern University researchers in the Journal of Forensic Sciences after interviewing and evaluating 153... More »

Cops: Woman Played Dead to Avoid Boyfriend's Rage

Bartholomew Palumbo arrested in 'extreme case' of domestic violence

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman played dead to avoid being killed by her boyfriend after he threw her down a flight of stairs and shoved a rag down her throat, police said. The woman faked a seizure and collapsed to escape further beating. "This is a case of domestic violence,"... More »

Dr. Dre Apologizes for His Violence Against Women

"I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head"

(Newser) - In what is possibly the first time he's ever concretely addressed allegations of violence against women, hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre issued an apology to "the women I've hurt" via the New York Times today. "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and... More »

Police: Cop Assaulted Cop Fiancee Over Her T-Shirt

Denver officer Lane Gardner gets charged with domestic violence

(Newser) - A Denver police officer allegedly assaulted his fiancee—who is also a Denver officer—because he thought she was cheating on him with a firefighter, ABC 7 reports. Jennifer Jaidinger, 42, arrived home early last Friday morning to find Lane Gardner, 48, drunk and demanding to know where she had... More »

Murdered Kids Released From Protective Custody in 2013

Their mother had sought protection from both her husband and her ex-boyfriend

(Newser) - The six children murdered in their Houston home last week were in state custody for three weeks back in 2013 after numerous reports of abuse and negligence on the part of their parents, David Ray Conley, Valerie Jackson, and her husband, Dwayne Jackson, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Department of... More »

Defiant Woman Turns Tables on Honor Killings

Kills her ex in Turkey after alleged abuse, becomes social media icon

(Newser) - It is, as the Daily Dot observes, a "twist on the concept of honor killings." In this case out of Turkey, a woman says she killed her abusive ex-husband because he planned to force her into prostitution. Now Cilem Dogan has become a cause célèbre in... More »

Journey Drummer Indicted on Rape, Slew of Charges

Deen Castronovo bombarded victim with texts, calls after order to stay away

(Newser) - Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested in Oregon on June 14 and charged with misdemeanor assault and menacing, but he was released on $20,000 bail and told to stay away from the alleged victim, per the Statesman Journal . A few weeks later, he's back behind bars after reportedly... More »

Cops: NFL Player Ignored Restraining Order

Ray McDonald arrested for 2nd time in 3 days

(Newser) - If the Chicago Bears were still giving Ray McDonald more chances, he would be up to at least four by now. The defensive lineman was arrested yesterday—for the second time in less than 72 hours—for allegedly violating a restraining order issued after he was accused of assaulting a... More »

Police: NFL Player 'Assaulted Victim' as She Held Baby

Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald 62 days after signing him

(Newser) - "We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear." That from Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace regarding Ray McDonald, who has been released from the team following his arrest yesterday morning on... More »

Cavs Sorry for 'Insensitive' Video Shown During Game

NBA team agrees with critics that it makes light of domestic violence

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have apologized after airing a video promo during last night's playoff game widely seen as making light of domestic violence, reports Cleveland.com . In the Dirty Dancing spoof, a male Cavs fan lets a woman crash to the floor after she jumps toward him because he... More »

'The Dress' Ad Goes Viral, Too

Is Salvation Army message on domestic violence on target or too frivolous?

(Newser) - Last week's viral sensation— what color is the The Dress —is this week's viral ad. As you may have seen, the Salvation Army in South Africa piggy-backed on the dress meme to deliver a public service announcement about domestic violence, notes Mashable . "Why is it so... More »

NASCAR Suspends Top Driver Over Domestic Abuse

That means no Daytona 500 for Kurt Busch

(Newser) - One of NASCAR's biggest races runs tomorrow, but one of NASCAR's biggest names will not be there when the Daytona 500 begins. The sport suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely yesterday over allegations that he beat and choked his then-girlfriend last fall, reports ESPN . The move came after a Family... More »

1 Year Later, Ray Rice Apologizes to Ravens Fans

He's sorry for 'horrible mistake'

(Newser) - Ray Rice is coming upon an awful anniversary this weekend—it was Feb. 15 of last year when the NFL star was arrested after knocking his then-fiancee unconscious. This morning, Rice issued a statement to the Baltimore Sun in which he apologizes to the city and to Baltimore Ravens... More »

Hope Solo's Assault Case Dropped

Domestic violence charges dismissed after her family refuses to talk

(Newser) - The domestic violence charges against Hope Solo have been dismissed after her attorney told a judge that the alleged victims refused to allow defense attorneys to depose them. Solo's attorney said the soccer star's nephew and half-sister, who say Solo assaulted them at a June party , avoided their... More »

George Zimmerman Charged With Assault

He is back in jail after domestic dispute in Florida

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is starting off 2015 in a familiar place: behind bars. Police in Lake Mary, Fla., arrested the 31-year-old about 10 last night when answering a call about a domestic dispute, reports News13 in Orlando and CNN . It's not entirely clear what happened, but Zimmerman is charged with... More »

2 Girls Charged in Shooting Death of Big Brother, 16

Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, tells police he beat her

(Newser) - In a case Florida officials call "deeply disturbing," two sisters allegedly colluded to shoot and kill their 16-year-old brother while their parents were away, reports WFOX . Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, and her 11-year-old sister, Nicole, were arrested Monday and charged with premeditated murder. "Anytime you... More »

Ga. Police Chief's Wife: He Shot Me by Accident

Margaret McCollom interviewed in hospital

(Newser) - Margaret McCollom, who was shot by her police chief husband on New Year's Day, is standing by her man, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a press release. Chief William McCollom has insisted that he shot his wife by accident in the middle of the night, and Margaret... More »

In Ray Rice Clip, Couple Kisses While Cuffed

Rice fought to prevent release of latest footage

(Newser) - A third video has emerged from the night Ray Rice punched his now-wife, Janay Palmer (now Rice), in Atlantic City. Some 45 minutes of footage obtained by ABC News —unveiled after an unsuccessful legal attempt by Rice to bar its release—show shifting emotions between the pair. At first,... More »

Cops: Man Shot Alaska Prosecutor in Jealous Rage

Assistant DA was dating suspect's former partner

(Newser) - The shooting of a prosecutor in America's northernmost community appears to have been more connected to the victim's love life than his work, police say—although Assistant District Attorney Brian Sullivan had arraigned suspect Ronald Fischer on at least one of several domestic violence charges he faced this... More »

Ray Rice: 'Horrendous' Flub Not Saying Sorry to Janay

'The only thing I can hope for ... is a 2nd chance," ex-Ravens player says

(Newser) - Janay Rice told Matt Lauer yesterday that "I can't say [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] is telling the truth" about the elevator incident that derailed husband Ray's career . Ray Rice joined the conversation this morning on Today , along with Janay's parents. Highlights:
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