Latest Domestic violence News

Wisconsin's high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

May. 20, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disorderly conduct conviction can't disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, knives and stun guns. ...

Dane sentenced to die in Nigeria for killing wife, daughter

May. 20, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

OSUN, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian court on Friday sentenced a Danish man to death after finding him guilty of killing his wife, a Nigerian, and his 3-year-old daughter at their residence in the West African country in 2018. Peter Nielsen, 54, is to die by hanging, the Lagos High...

Jeudy's girlfriend asks for case against him to be dismissed

May. 13, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The girlfriend of Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy asked a judge on Friday to dismiss a misdemeanor case against him stemming from a dispute between them. The woman, who has a one-month-old child with Jeudy, told Judge Chantel Contiguglia that she did not feel...

Broncos' Jerry Jeudy arrested on misdemeanor after dispute

May. 12, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor charge after a dispute with his girlfriend at their suburban Denver home and he was being held at the Arapahoe County Jail, which is next to the team's training complex. According to a police...

Maine to make abuse protection laws easier to understand

May. 06, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has changed its protection from abuse laws in an attempt to make them more accessible and understandable for survivors of domestic violence. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, has signed a bill passed by the Maine Legislature that sought to clarify the laws....

Depp trial: Psychologist testifies actor assaulted Heard

May. 03, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Actor Amber Heard suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from violence she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Johnny Depp, including multiple acts of sexual assault, a psychologist testified Tuesday. The sexual assaults included being forced to...

Depp's agent calls Heard op-ed piece on abuse 'catastrophic'

May. 02, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Johnny Depp's agent testified Monday that his ex-wife's 2018 op-ed piece in The Washington Post describing herself as a victim of domestic abuse was “catastrophic” to his career and coincided with the loss of a $23 million deal for a “Pirates of the Caribbean”...

Autopsy backlog plagues Mississippi, with worst delays in US

Apr. 30, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After Truitt Pace admitted to law enforcement that he beat and shot his wife, her family expected a swift conviction. The 34-year-old mother of three’s tiny frame was so bruised and traumatized that the funeral home suggested a closed casket. But as months went by, state...

WA courts mostly not using tracking law to protect people

Apr. 29, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — In April 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Tiffany Hill Act into law, named after a Vancouver mother who was murdered by her estranged, abusive husband. The law allows courts to order people accused of domestic violence to wear GPS ankle devices,...

Amber Heard's lawyers revised article Johnny Depp sued over

Apr. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard pushed to have details of her marriage with fellow actor Johnny Depp included in an op-ed piece that she wrote about domestic violence, even though her lawyers wanted those passages removed from the article, which is now the subject of a libel lawsuit,...