Latest Domestic assault News

Phillies cut former All-Star Odubel Herrera

Jan. 14, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have cut outfielder Odubel Herrera and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers. Herrera was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Martini. Herrera was suspended last season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy...

Woman accused of nail-clipper stabbing charged with murder

Jan. 14, 2020 1:09 PM EST

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A woman accused of using a nail clipper to stab her husband has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday. Kathleen Ayala, 30, also faces weapons charges stemming from the attack that occurred early Sunday at a mobile home complex in Millville, New Jersey. Ayala and...

Authorities: Man fatally stabs ex-girlfriend inside her home

Jan. 14, 2020 7:36 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A domestic dispute inside a Philadelphia home ended with a man fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend early Tuesday as her adult son looked on, authorities said. The recently estranged couple were arguing in the woman's home when the man stabbed the woman in the neck around 2:30 a.m.,...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, photo, Joycelyn Savage, right, a girlfriend of R. Kelly, leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago following the R&B star's first court appearance on sexual abuse charges. Chicago police said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, that Savage was taken into custody Wednesday, Jan. 8 after allegedly punching another girlfriend of R. Kelly's in the face inside the embattled singer's Trump Tower condominium. Savage was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

R. Kelly girlfriend pleads not guilty to battery charge

Jan. 9, 2020 5:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A fight between two of R. Kelly's girlfriends inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower condominium led to a domestic battery charge against one of them and sent the other to the hospital, Chicago police said Thursday. Joycelyn Savage, 24, was taken into custody after allegedly...

This Jan. 5, 2020 booking photo provided by the Wichita Falls, Texas, Police Department shows  Christopher Ragsdale. Ragsdale was jailed Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 on an assault charge after police said he choked and headbutted his girlfriend after she complained about the smell of his flatulence. Police in the northern Texas city responded to a report that Ragsdale had assaulted his girlfriend, a probable cause affidavit said.  (Wichita Falls Police Department via AP)

Police: Girlfriend assaulted after complaining of man's gas

Jan. 8, 2020 3:03 PM EST

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of choking and headbutting his girlfriend because she complained about the smell of his flatulence has been jailed on an assault charge, police said. Officers in Wichita Falls, Texas, responded to a home on Sunday afternoon following a report that...

Oklahoma City police say 5 officers shot knife-wielding man

Jan. 6, 2020 4:46 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Five Oklahoma City police officers opened fire on a knife-wielding man, killing him, after he repeatedly refused officers' commands to drop the weapon, police said Monday. Officers were responding to a separate domestic assault call Sunday night when they encountered Samuel Lanham, 50,...

Sheriff: Alabama deputies apparently justified in shooting

Jan. 6, 2020 1:15 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama deputies appeared to have been justified in fatally shooting a man who brandished a shotgun at officers responding to a domestic violence call, the sheriff said Monday. Sheriff Mike Blakely told a news conference that two deputies were involved in the killing of George Dison,...

This photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Xavien Howard. Howard was arrested Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, on a domestic battery charge following an argument with his fiance over the purchase of a purse, according to a police report. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Dolphins star cornerback arrested on domestic battery charge

Dec. 30, 2019 5:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavier Howard was arrested on a domestic battery charge following an argument with his fiance over the purchase of a purse, according to a police report. Howard, who made the Pro Bowl in 2018 but missed much of this season with a knee injury, faces a...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Polk County (Iowa) Jail shows Nicole Marie Poole, who also goes by the name Nicole Franklin. A trial has been scheduled for Franklin, accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican. She is charged with assault in violation of individual rights in connection with an incident at a convenience store and is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 3 in Des Moines. Court documents indicate she also goes by the name of Nicole Franklin. (Polk County Jail via AP, File)

Iowa hate crimes suspect got breaks after earlier arrests

Dec. 27, 2019 12:55 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — She was charged with stabbing one boyfriend in the chest in 2017 and, months later, with threatening another with a butcher’s knife. She allegedly told her ex-husband that she was going to kill him during a child custody dispute. Despite her violence and threats, chronic drug...

Brazilian goalkeeper accused of domestic violence in Florida

Dec. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Brazilian soccer player was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic violence while vacationing in Florida, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Sao Paulo FC goalkeeper Jean Fernandes, 24, was charged with battery after sheriff's deputies were called to an Orlando hotel...