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Dr. Pepper Plays a Role in 2 Sad, Strange Cases

Chad Kinnaird, 39, is arrested for pointing a gun at his son's head

(Newser) - A Louisiana man is in hot water for allegedly putting a loaded gun to his son's head—because the boy drank their last Dr. Pepper, KATC reports. Chad Kinnaird, 39, was arrested Wednesday after the apparent incident in West Monroe. According to authorities, Kinnaird had been drinking and got... More »

Quick-Thinking Daughter Makes Fake Pizza Call to 911

That allows officers to arrive and stop an alleged domestic abuse incident

(Newser) - A quick-thinking daughter in Oregon, Ohio, teamed up with a quick-thinking 911 dispatcher to stop an alleged domestic abuse incident. The woman called police and pretended to order a pizza, reports ABC 12 . The real reason for the call: A man was beating her mother, and the caller didn't... More »

Woman Charged in College Boyfriend's Suicide

Alexander Urtula jumped to his death the morning of his Boston College graduation

(Newser) - Alexander Urtula was due to graduate from Boston College at 10am on May 20. But by 8:30 that morning, he was dead by suicide. Now, his girlfriend has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death. The New York Times reports the 22-year-old biology major jumped from... More »

Cops: Suspecting Infidelity, She Brought Out the Nerf Guns

Louisiana woman charged with domestic abuse child endangerment

(Newser) - A woman is facing charges after turning Nerf guns on the husband she accused of cheating, according to Louisiana police. Anh Thi Pham allegedly brandished the plastic toys with foam darts before chasing her husband out of their West Monroe home and down the road on Monday night, reports KTVE... More »

Glass Broke, She Blacked Out —But Didn't Know the Truth

Georgia woman Nicole Gordon had terrible headaches, and for good reason

(Newser) - Doctors found out why Nicole Gordon suffered from severe headaches: She had a bullet lodged in her skull. Now her ex-boyfriend, Jerrontae Cain, has been sentenced to 25 years in Georgia after shooting her and not telling her about it, CNN reports. The Fulton County District Attorney's office says... More »

Their Father Abused Them. Now 3 Sisters Face 20 Years

The Russian teens allegedly killed their father with a kitchen knife, hammer

(Newser) - One evening last summer, Mikhail Khachaturyan decided that his living room wasn't tidy enough, so he summoned his three teenage daughters one by one and doused each with pepper spray. There was little unusual about this evening in the Khachaturyan household, according to court records, except for one thing:... More »

Disgraced Aide Re-Emerges, and His Ex-Wife Is Troubled

Jenna Willoughby writes about Rob Porter's return to public eye, after abuse allegations

(Newser) - Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed about President Trump's trade policy that was routine in everything but the byline: Robert Porter. That would be the same Rob Porter who lost his job as a White House official last year when allegations of physical abuse surfaced from... More »

Iowa Senator: I Was Assaulted by Ex, Raped in College

In the wake of her divorce, startling revelations from Joni Ernst

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations have emerged in the wake of Joni Ernst's divorce, thrusting her straight into the middle of the #MeToo movement. The 48-year-old Iowa senator's divorce from Gail Ernst, 65, was finalized earlier this month, and in their divorce documents, the Republican accuses her spouse of 26 years... 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 »

Wife Accuses White Nationalist of Domestic Abuse

She says Richard Spencer was 'physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive'

(Newser) - The estranged wife of Richard Spencer says the prominent white nationalist was "physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive" and attacked her on more than one occasion. In divorce filings from Montana seen by BuzzFeed , Nina Koupriianova describes being hit, grabbed, dragged around by her hair, and "held down... More »

Female ESPN Host: That's It, I'm Done With NFL

Michelle Beadle says league doesn't care about women

(Newser) - Michelle Beadle has some more free time on the weekends—and the ESPN pundit says she has the NFL to thank for it. The co-host of the network's Get Up! program tweeted an image of a cringing Jerry Seinfeld Wednesday along with the line: "Me, pretending to be... More »

Florida Woman Slips Note to Her Vet: 'Call the Cops'

Police arrested convicted felon Jeremy Floyd

(Newser) - "Call the cops, my boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know." So wrote a Florida woman in a note she handed to her dog's veterinarian Saturday in a highly stressful situation, authorities tell ABC News . Seems the boyfriend, convicted felon... More »

WH Speechwriter Steps Down, Ex Says: I Feared for My Life

David Sorensen is 2nd WH staffer to resign in recent days amid domestic violence accusations

(Newser) - The White House, still reeling from criticism on how it handled domestic abuse allegations against ex-staff secretary Rob Porter, has a new headache. Per the Washington Post , David Sorensen, a speechwriter reporting to senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, stepped down from his role Friday after his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, to... More »

Trump: Allegations Against Porter 'Very Sad'

But president says staffer 'did a very good job' on his post as staff secretary

(Newser) - President Trump weighed in on the Rob Porter controversy on Friday, saying he was surprised to learn of the domestic abuse allegations leveled against the newly resigned White House staff secretary. “It was very sad when we heard about it and certainly he’s also very sad now,"... More »

Sylvia Plath Letters Make Dark Allegation About Ted Hughes

Poet wrote that she miscarried two days after he beat her

(Newser) - It's long been known that American poet Sylvia Plath, who was married to the English poet Ted Hughes, suffered a miscarriage with their second child in 1961, a year before the poets separated. But now, unpublished letters Plath wrote to her former therapist and friend Dr. Ruth Barnhouse between... More »

Stabbed 32 Times, Left to Die ... Saved by Prince Charming

Happy ending for domestic abuse survivor and the EMT who saved her life

(Newser) - The first time Cameron Hill met Melissa Dohme, it was on the worst day of her life, she tells People —and earlier this month, they celebrated her (and their) best day. In what the 25-year-old describes as "a dream come true" on Facebook , the couple became husband and... More »

Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01

Getting a divorce in Mississippi requires consent of both spouses

(Newser) - A divorce is a hard and pricey thing to get in Mississippi, though that doesn't necessarily stop people—one recent study found that the state's divorce rate is seventh highest in the country. What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that... More »

First-of-Its-Kind Law Uses Hairstylists to Spot Abuse

They're in a good position to spot signs of domestic violence, experts say

(Newser) - An Illinois law that takes effect Sunday aims to take advantage of the trusted relationship between hairstylists and their clients to prevent domestic violence, the AP reports. Stylists, barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, hair braiders, and nail technicians in Illinois will receive an hour of mandated abuse-prevention training as part of the... More »

SC Lawmaker Accused of Beating Wife, Death Threats

Chris Corley voted to strengthen domestic violence penalties

(Newser) - A South Carolina House member who rebuked his colleagues in a Christmas card for lacking morals when they took down the Confederate flag is accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her, deputies said. Officers in Aiken County charged Rep. Chris Corley with a pair of felonies... 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 »

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