Latest Domestic violence News

Kavanaugh's 2nd accuser never sought spotlight, friends say

Sep. 26, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Between shifts ladling hot meals at the dining hall, Deborah Ramirez did her best to fit in with the blue-blooded social set of Yale University in the 1980s. She took a chartered flight to the Bahamas sophomore year with dozens of other spring breakers and attended booze-filled...

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Sep. 25, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling. Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old...

Authorities: Woman chained to bed to keep prevent testimony

Sep. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's department is looking for a man who they say chained a woman to a bed for days to keep her from testifying against him in a domestic violence case. In a Facebook post, the McDowell County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Spencer O'Connor Elliott of Marion is...

Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant

Sep. 21, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rogeria Cardeal had spent most of the day in a muggy waiting room at the public defenders' office. She wanted to report that a former partner, who had beaten her for years, had violated a restraining order by approaching her and the kids at church. The response was discouraging. "It's...

3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

Sep. 20, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting. Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook account that she was fine late...

The Latest: Wife of gunman says she's OK after shooting

Sep. 20, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Pennsylvania court building (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The wife of a gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building says she is OK and that police had taken her phone as evidence. Thirty-nine-year-old Crystal Dowdell made the post on her...

Tennessee boy shoots, kills mom's husband during fight

Sep. 19, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

DEER LODGE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Tennessee say a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his mother's husband during a domestic dispute. News outlets report 56-year-old Kevron Thomas "Tommy" Durham was shot twice with a rifle Saturday night. A release from District Attorney General Russell Johnson...

Domestic violence motive investigated in California rampage

Sep. 14, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday were investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife and four others before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Southern California, authorities said. Javier Casarez fatally shot himself as a deputy closed...

Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

Sep. 13, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said Thursday. Kern County Sheriff Donny...

Predators: Support Watson while fighting domestic violence

Sep. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators started training camp explaining why they're keeping a player after the NHL suspended forward Austin Watson for the entire preseason and the first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Predators president Sean Henry and general manager David...