Latest Domestic violence News

Oklahoma officials advance review of failure-to-protect case

Jul. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who has served more jail time for failing to protect her children than the man who hurt them and her is a step closer to having her sentence reviewed. The Oklahoman reports the state Pardon and Parole Board voted Monday to advance Tondalao Hall's case to a second...

Domestic violence protective orders can now include pets

Jul. 6, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has signed legislation to allow domestic violence protective orders to include pets. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Rep. William O'Brien, both North Providence Democrats. Ruggerio said...

Bill to let tribes address domestic violence in limbo

Jul. 6, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Tribal leaders and advocates say they'll keep pushing for a bill that would give two Maine tribes jurisdiction over some domestic violence cases. Currently, tribal courts in Maine can't prosecute non-tribal members for domestic violence against members, creating a situation that...

Russia outraged by case of sisters who killed abusive father

Jul. 5, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — 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. Such violence and abuse was not unusual in the Khachaturyan household, according to court records. But Maria,...

Supreme Court tosses defamation claim against victims' group

Jun. 26, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court dismissed a defamation claim against an organization that helps victims of domestic violence on Wednesday, saying the group had no reason to doubt a woman's claim that she had been abused and did not breach its duty by failing to investigate her statements....

UN report: Women too often suffer violence in families

Jun. 26, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women's agency says in a new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women — and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman. U.N. Women's Executive Director...

W. Va. Supreme Court aids domestic violence victims

Jun. 25, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court released a series of videos aimed at helping domestic violence victims obtain protective paperwork. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a four-part series was released on the West Virginia Judiciary website and YouTube on Monday. The goal is to make...

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself...

The legacy of Treasure Genaw's death 15 years later

Jun. 20, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

BERWICK, Maine (AP) — In the 15 years since their 17-year-old daughter Treasure Genaw was murdered, Brad and Sandra Genaw say they've taken comfort in how awareness and resources for domestic and sexual violence have improved. At the same time, though, they say significant progress still needs to be made...

The Latest: Sacramento officer shot on a domestic call dies

Jun. 20, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 1:00 a.m. The Sacramento Police Department has confirmed that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died. Deputy Chief Dave Peletta said during a news conference early...