Latest Domestic assault News

Charges upgraded in May shooting death of woman in Omaha

Jun. 08, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of fatally shooting a woman in May is now charged with manslaughter. Authorities on Tuesday announced the upgraded charge against 22-year-old Devon Engel. He was originally charged with first-degree domestic violence assault and...

Honolulu audit: streamlined domestic violence data needed

Jun. 08, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An audit has called for the Honolulu Police Department and the prosecutor's office to streamline data collection of domestic violence cases. The audit by the Honolulu Office of the City Auditor said there needs to be data collection practices...

State trooper facing domestic assault charge taken off duty

Jun. 07, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper charged with domestic assault over the weekend has been relieved of duty pending an internal department hearing, an agency spokesperson said Monday. Trooper Michael Atton, 34, was arrested Saturday night at his...

Infant accidentally shot during domestic dispute

Jun. 06, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say an infant was accidentally shot during a domestic dispute in Charlotte. Multiple news outlets reported that the 1-year-old was shot in the hand Saturday during an altercation between two family members. The reports did...

Man sentenced who killed wife, propped body in front of kids

Jun. 05, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his wife and propped up her body on a sofa as her children opened Christmas presents was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. William Wallace, 39, of Anaheim was convicted of second-degree murder...

Police officer pleads guilty to domestic violence, stalking

Jun. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Concord police officer initially accused of assaulting a woman and pressuring her to lie about it pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor domestic violence, stalking and contempt of court charges. Bryan Croft, 39, will serve eight months in jail. ...

2 Massachusetts police officers shot; K-9, suspect killed

Jun. 04, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers were injured and a police K-9 and the suspect were killed Friday in a shooting during an investigation into a domestic dispute, authorities said. The two Braintree officers were each shot multiple times after...

Police: Delaware man kills himself after shooting 3 officers

Jun. 03, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man who shot three officers responding to a domestic violence call has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Thursday. Wilmington police said officers went to an apartment in northwest Wilmington about...

Montana legal odyssey ends with murder charge dismissed

Jun. 01, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

THOMPSON FALLS, Mont. (AP) — For a moment, the entire courtroom froze. Judge Amy Eddy had spent the last several minutes winding her way through a painstakingly detailed explanation of her impending decision, touching on each argument she had been presented with while...

Police: 2-year-old found safe after mother stabbed

May. 30, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police said a 2-year-old Atlanta child was found safe Sunday after her mother was stabbed in what investigators described as a violent domestic dispute. The Atlanta Police Department said in a news release that a relative brought 2-yr-old Tamar Massey to...