Finesse Dawson died a brutal death at the hands of the man who vowed to love and protect her forever. Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, was convicted of beating and strangling Dawson on Dec. 5, 2012.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
When troubled singer Chris Brown hurled a rock through his mother’s car window earlier this week he didn’t care if the rock injured her or caused her to lose control of her car. Brown was outraged because his mom, Joyce Hawkins, suggested that he remain in treatment at a rehab center.
This is not the first time Brown has lashed out at his own mother. Industry insiders have whispered about Brown abusing his own mother for years.
Brown’s violent behavior stems from his anger and rage toward her for not protecting him from his violent father as a boy. In an interview with MTV’s Sway, Brown recalled watching his mother suffer abuse at the hands of his father. He told Sway that watching the abuse heaped upon his mother was “an influence in me about how to treat a woman.”
“I used to always feel the hate for anybody that disrespected a lady. Or called a lady the B-word … or just disrespected her.”
But the family history of abuse had the opposite affect on young Chris.
A North Carolina woman is accused of instructing her 12-year-old son to “beat the gay” out of his 15-year-old brother.
Mary Gowans, of Whiteville, NC, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after police were called to her home to investigate a disturbance.
According to the police report, the 15-year-old told police his mother forced him to strip down to his underwear, then she instructed his 12-year-old brother to beat him with a belt repeatedly. The older boy said he was not allowed to fight back, according to CBS affiliate WNEM.com.
The police report documented a large abrasion on the teenager’s back.
Volatile rapper 50 Cent is due in court today to answer to a domestic abuse charge. Fiddy was arrested in June and charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and trashing her Toluca Lake condo. Fortunately for loose change, he has one less thing to worry about: he is not the father of his ex-girlfriend’s son.
R&B Diva Kelly Rowland told her audience at a recent club performance that surviving domestic abuse made her a better woman.
The former Destiny’s Child background singer started off her set by saying a quick “f*ck you” to anyone who misunderstood the original intent of her “Dirty Laundry” single.
Kelly then went on to reminisce about the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of Cuda Love, Nelly’s former or present road manager.
Yesterday, Kelly Rowland released her song titled “Dirty Laundry”, revealing her abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend. One of the first people to react to the song was her ex-fiance Roy Williams.
Williams, a former NFL player, took to his Twitter page to deny the allegations that he beat Kelly before calling off their engagement in 2006.
“#Imnotheonlypersonshedated #wasntme” he tweeted in hash tags on his Twitter page. Sports blogger Stiletto Jill then tweeted “See I thought Cuda not you.” To which Williams responded, “#bingo but thats not my place to speak on it..”
A Cleveland man says he was the first to rescue kidnap victim Amanda Berry from a Seymour Avenue clapboard house where she and 2 other women were imprisoned for over a decade.
Angel Cordero is staking his claim to the $25,000 reward money offered by police for information leading to the whereabouts of the missing girls.
Charles Ramsey, the neighbor credited with rescuing Berry, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the money should go to the three kidnap victims, Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 24, and Michelle Knight, 32.