Friday, January 6, 2012

The New Year: Week in Review Intimate Partner Homicides

Tragically, since the New Year there have been far too many murders involving those ending their marriage or relationship.  All of those listed below will only be remembered on a news link, followed by a headstone. Not one of these women who lost their lives understood the dangers enough to have a solid plan in place.

There is a new site called "Document The Abuse"  and included on the site is a "lethality Checklist."  We must all learn from those lives abruptly silenced.  The victims lost their lives in a war of intimate partner homicide.  Going into a battlefield without being prepared will get you killed.

Woman Killed, Man Shot in East Side Tacoma Shooting

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tacoma, WA:  A 22-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and injuring another man late Sunday in Tacoma was later found dead. Officers found the man at Larchmont Elementary School about 4:45 a.m. today, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. He had died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  » more at The News Tribune

Man in Custody After Three Shot, Two Killed in Lauderhill

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lauderhill, FL:  Police early Monday said a man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting that killed his wife and her daughter and wounded his grandmother during a domestic dispute.  According to information released about 4:30 a.m., Eric Montgomery, 28, was taken into custody without incident at his mother's home along the 2500 block of Northwest 14th Street in Fort Lauderdale.  » more at Orlando Sun-Sentinel

Concord Police: Man Killed Wife, Self

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Concord, NC:  Concord police say it appears as if a man shot and killed his estranged wife, wounded another man, and then killed himself Sunday evening at a house in the southwest side of the city. Killed in the incident were Isidra Ramos Sarabio, 30, and her estranged husband, Eladio Hernandez-Pelaez, 54. Wounded was Fredy Guzman, 33.  » more at Charlotte Observer

Byng Woman Shot To Death, Husband Accused

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Byng, OK:  A Pontotoc County woman found shot to death this weekend, the suspect -- her own husband. He went before a Pontotoc County judge today and our Cameras were there.  Police arrested 39-year-old Johnny Quinn Campbell Sunday night, in connection with the death of his wife 33-year-old Jennifer Louise Campbell.  Residents in the quiet town of Byng, Oklahoma, just few miles north of Ada, said they were shocked late Sunday night when they realized authorities were searching for a suspected killer.  » more at KXII TV

80-Year-Old Man, Girlfriend Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Monday, January 2, 2012

Uvalde, TX:  Two people are dead in Uvalde in what appears to be a murder-suicide.  Police were called to the residence of 80-year-old Elias Varela on Monday after receiving a call saying there was going to be a murder-suicide.  Within just a few minutes SWAT teams responded to the scene where they heard a single shot fired.  » more at KENS 5

Glastonbury Woman Charged In Newington Motel Homicide

Monday, January 2, 2012

Newington, CT:  A 35-year-old woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man at the Carrier Motor Lodge late Monday, police said.  Alanna R. Carey, of Glastonbury, is being held with bail set at $1 million pending her arraignment Wednesday at Superior Court in New Britain.  » more at Hartford Courant

Man, 32, Arrested in Girlfriend's Death

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

St. John's County, FL:  Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office have arrested a 32-year-old man on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend early Tuesday.  Terrell Lee Jordan II is charged in the death of Kristi Lynn Dennis, 29.  » more at

Police: Missing Woman’s Body Found, Husband Arrested

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fort Smith, AR:  A woman’s body has been found in rural Crawford County and her husband has been arrested in connection with her death, police say.  Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department said the body of Cassie Leigh Cotta was found Tuesday afternoon in rural Crawford County.  » more at The Times Record

Lebanon Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lebanon, PA:  A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the strangulation death of his girlfriend, police said.  Nathan Patrick, of the 200 block of South 9th Street, has been arrested on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the death of Jennie Cassel. » more at

Deputies Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hartwell, GA:  The Hart County Sheriff's office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to deputies.  According to Cleveland, the bodies of 66-year-old Linda J. Whitfield and 65-year-old Carey T. Whitfield were discovered in their home Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. by one of their two adult daughters.  » more at WYFF 4

More Details Emerge in Libby Murder-Suicide

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Libby, MT:  On Tuesday morning, a Libby man with a legal history with Lincoln County law enforcement called 911 saying he killed his wife, and that he would turn the gun on himself.  "We received a phonecall at about 6:28 hours, from a male caller, at 1217 main avenue, that he had shot his wife and he was going to kill himself," said Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe. » more at KTVQ TV

Couple Found Tuesday in Murder-Suicide Were in the Midst of Divorce, Friends and Authorities Said

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Corpus Christi, TX:  A couple found fatally shot Tuesday at a home off Ocean Drive were separated and in the midst of a divorce, friends and police said.  The bodies of Pamela Frances Stanley and Richard Anderson Stanley, both 71, were discovered about 5:30 p.m. by a friend at a two-story home in the 200 block of Aberdeen Avenue, Corpus Christi police said.  » more at Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Man Kills Wife at Hemet Courthouse, Turns Gun on Himself

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hemet, CA:  Authorities say a man fatally shot his estranged wife at the Hemet Courthouse Wednesday, then turned the gun on himself in his car a few miles away.  Police received a call around 8 a.m. Wednesday about a woman being shot at the courthouse, located in the 800 block of North State Street.  » more at KTLA TV

Husband Charged In Death Of Dayana Bados

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dayana BadosMilwaukee, WI:  Charges have been filed against the estranged husband of a woman found dead in their home Wednesday.  The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has filed charges of first-degree intentional homicide against Jose Luis Discua-Bados in the death of his wife, Dayana.  » more at WISN TV

Man Accused of Killing Woman in Fort Mill Shooting

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fort Mill, SC:  Fort Mill police said they've arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a woman at an apartment complex in Fort Mill on Thursday.  Jackie Lashon Craine, 34, was killed and her 16-year-old son sustained non-life threatening injuries after Enrico Diago, 38, shot them in their vehicle at the Avery Lake apartments on Lestina Drive.  » more at WCNC TV

2 Dead in Shooting at FPL Food in Augusta

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Augusta, GA:  Two are dead after a murder-suicide Thursday afternoon involving a husband and wife at FPL Food, 1301 New Savannah Road.  According to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier, an FPL Foods employee, identified as Emanuel Jordan, 21, fired several shots at the property around 1:15 p.m.  According to Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen, he killed his wife, Tia Jordan, 40.  » more at The Augusta Chronicle

Divorcing Couple Found Dead in Overland Park

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Overland Park, KS:  An Overland Park couple who had recently filed for divorce were found dead Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide.  Debra Beaver, 56, was found with a gunshot wound to the neck inside a car in a southern Overland Park subdivision near 143rd Street and Nall Avenue. Barry Beaver, 58, whom police had been looking for since the shooting, was found dead near 139th Street and Lamar Avenue.  » more at


Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education as a educator and specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies directing prevention for high risk situations and cases.
 A national trainer to law enforcement, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals, victim advocates and the faith based community and author.. In partnership with Management Resources Ltd. of New York addressing prevention and solutions within the community to the workplace. Host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show,"Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host onCrime Wire. Online contributions: Forbes : Crime, She Writesproviding commentary about the hottest topics on crime, justice, and law from a woman’s perspective, as well as Time's Up! a blog which searches for solutions (SOS) for victims of crime


Justud said...

Don't you think this goes both ways?

Susan Murphy Milano's Journal said...

It does indeed go both ways as per the murders just before Christmas on the link below:

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