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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 Tried to Circumcise Baby Nephew

Allegedly took knife to 20-month-old while dad was out

(Newser) - A Florida dad who left his sleeping toddler with two of his brothers-in-law while he picked up some groceries Saturday evening came home to a horror scene after police say one of the baby's uncles tried to circumcise the 20-month-old with a knife, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. Larry Leroy... More »

Wife Dies After Accusing Hubby of Gay Encounter

Michael Doster is a suspect, says sheriff's office

(Newser) - Michael Doster is suspected of killing his wife after a gay-sex rendezvous at a Florida nude beach—but so far no witnesses have stepped forward in the case, Gawker reports. According to an affidavit, Doster's wife Pamela caught him giving a man oral sex last weekend at a nude... More »

Man Allegedly Tries to Force-Feed Ring to Fiancée

Faron Thompson also allegedly pushed her while she was holding their son

(Newser) - We can't imagine why Faron Thompson's finacée wanted to move out of their apartment, but apparently when she tried to do so, he got a little upset. Orlando police arrested the 29-year-old Sunday, charging him with battery via strangulation and child neglect, after he allegedly tried to... More »

Flavor Flav Busted for Assault

Rapper allegedly attacked someone in his home

(Newser) - Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav was arrested this morning for alleged assault with a deadly weapon in his Las Vegas home. The former Public Enemy member—real name William Drayton Jr.—reportedly started arguing with his fiancée and a teenager in his house, and ended up allegedly... More »

Dolphins, VH1 Dump Chad Johnson After Bust

Johnson charged with domestic battery, released

(Newser) - Chad Johnson's brief run as a Miami Dolphin is over before it started. Just hours after Johnson was arrested for domestic battery , the Dolphins cut the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver from their team, reports the Washington Post . VH1 similarly wasted little time in canceling the couple's reality... More »

Woman Charged for Hitting Hubby With Cupcakes

Quarrel turns ugly when wife opens cake box

(Newser) - Well, it's one way to lose weight: A Chicago woman was charged with domestic battery this weekend for hurling cupcakes at her husband, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police say the woman quarreled with her hubby on Saturday night, then struck him on the head and pelted him with cakes... More »

Warren Sapp Charged With Domestic Battery

Former NFL great loses Super Bowl announcing gig after arrest

(Newser) - Warren Sapp has made bail but won't be analyzing the Super Bowl for the NFL Network after being arrested and charged with domestic battery in the alleged choking of his girlfriend in a Miami Beach hotel. Sapp, a defensive lineman who starred at the University of Miami before playing 13... More »

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