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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 »

Graphic Novelist Accused of Girlfriend's Grisly Murder

Blake Leibel allegedly tortured and mutilated the mother of his newborn daughter

(Newser) - The son of a wealthy Canadian family stands accused of a horrifying Hollywood murder. The Washington Post says 35-year-old Blake Leibel is "fascinated by evil." He moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and wrote a graphic novel about serial killers and a screenplay about a "madman on... More »

Actor Michael Jace Convicted of Wife's Murder

The Shield actor faces the possibility of life in prison

(Newser) - Actor Michael Jace , who notably played a police officer on The Shield, was convicted Tuesday of fatally shooting his wife in front of their two young sons, the AP reports. The verdict came after a weeklong trial in which Los Angeles jurors were told the actor shot his wife April... More »

Depp's Ex: His Wife Is Making This Up

Vanessa Paradis says he's a lover, not a fighter

(Newser) - Johnny Depp, wife-beater? Not according to his French ex Vanessa Paradis, who wrote a hand-written letter saying she believes "with all my heart" that domestic-violence allegations by Depp's wife, Amber Heard, are "outrageous," per TMZ . "In all the years I have known Johnny, he has... More »

Amber Heard: Johnny Depp Beat Me

She shows up at court with a bruised face

(Newser) - The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp divorce craziness just took a serious turn: Heard went to court Friday—bruised on her face and carrying pictures showing other bruises—and got a temporary restraining order against Depp after alleging that he beat her, reports TMZ , which has a photo of her bruised face.... More »

Woman Arrested for Domestic Violence While Wearing Very Ironic T-Shirt

Emily Wilson probably wishes she had chosen any other shirt

(Newser) - A social studies teacher from Maine was arrested on domestic violence charges last month—while wearing a "Stop Domestic Violence" T-shirt, the Bangor Daily News reports. Jezebel refers to this as the "bad kind of irony." Police say 38-year-old Emily Wilson was arguing with her husband in... More »

Man Gets 25 Years in Prom Date's Death

He admitted to choking her during rough sex

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after he woke up to find his prom date dead back in 2014, KHOU reports. Eddie Herrera admitted to choking 17-year-old Jackie Gomez during rough—but consensual—sex in a hotel room after the prom. According to the... More »

Johnny Manziel Turns Self in on Domestic Violence Charges

He immediately posted bond

(Newser) - Johnny Manziel turned himself in on domestic violence charges Wednesday in Texas before immediately posting bond, ABC News reports. According to Yahoo Sports , the bond was $1,500. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is accused of hitting his now ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley during an argument in January. He was indicted... More »

Cops: Suspect Dead After 5 Shot in Georgia

Killings stemmed from domestic dispute

(Newser) - A man who shot and killed five people during two separate shootings as part of a domestic dispute in Georgia was found dead in his home early Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities say. The body of shooting suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was recovered Saturday by authorities... More »

Doctor Shot, Killed Trying to Help Wounded Neighbors

Police believe the deadly shooting started as a domestic dispute

(Newser) - A beloved doctor was killed when he rushed to help two women injured in a shooting Monday in Centennial, Colorado, KDVR reports. According to the Denver Post , 65-year-old Kenneth Atkinson was shot in the head and torso as he ran out of his house to help the women, who had... More »

Judge Who Jailed Abuse Victim to Be Punished

Jerri Collins agrees to public reprimand

(Newser) - A central Florida judge who jailed a domestic violence victim for not showing up to testify against her alleged abuser last summer has agreed she acted in poor judgment and will accept punishment. Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins and the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission reached a plea agreement of a... More »

Cops: College Student Takes LSD, Then Beats His Girlfriend to Death

'He states (that) after a while things started to get weird'

(Newser) - A 21-year-old college student in Seattle allegedly killed his girlfriend after getting high on LSD over the weekend, the Seattle Times reports. According to the Tri-City Herald , police say the suspect, identified as Casey Henderson, and 22-year-old Katy Straalsund took LSD Saturday and walked around the University of Washington, where... More »

Man Charged With Murder 5 Years After Wife's Death

Nicole Tessa was found dead in December 2010

(Newser) - Joseph Jones' wife, Nicole Tessa, went missing from the family's home in Patchogue, NY, in December 2010. On Friday, police arrested Jones on a charge of second-degree murder. The 33-year-old is due to be arraigned Monday, WNBC reports. Police declined to say what led them to arrest Jones, or... More »

Va. Cop Sworn In, Killed Next Day; Pentagon Staff Sergeant Held

Ashley Guindon was among 3 officers shot while responding to a domestic dispute

(Newser) - A police officer was fatally shot Saturday, a day after being sworn in, and two of her colleagues were wounded while responding to a reported argument at a northern Virginia home. A man identified as an Army staff sergeant assigned to the Pentagon has been charged, reports the AP . Officers... More »

Woman Jailed for Killing Abusive Husband Wins Rare Pardon

French president shortens sentence of woman who killed violent spouse

(Newser) - Thanks to French President Francois Hollande, Jacqueline Sauvage will be leaving a French prison in April after serving three and a half years of a 10-year sentence for killing her husband, the Guardian reports. Sauvage—who said Norbert Marot, her husband of 47 years, was an alcoholic who raped and... More »

'American Pie' Singer's Wife Describes Alleged Attack

She says the incident went on for 4 hours, 'craziness in his eyes'

(Newser) - TMZ got a look at the legal documents in the Don McLean domestic violence case , and the gossip site says the "American Pie" singer's wife of 30 years, Pat, was indeed the alleged victim. According to TMZ, Pat says McLean assaulted her for four hours Sunday night... More »

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