Posts Tagged: domestic assault
A Washington woman was sentenced to over 30 years in prison for the systematic torture of her 13-year-old brother-in-law, the NY Daily News reports.
Police arrested Brandon Gunn, 27, and Viviana Gunn, 34, after the boy was found sleeping on a park bench. The boy's harrowing tale of torture and abuse led police to seek a search warrant of the Gunn's Kitsap County home west of Seattle.
Sheriff's deputies discovered blood stains on a door and walls that were consistent with the boy being whipped with an electric cord and beaten with a bat and metal bar.
A Seminole County judge set bond at $9,000 for Stand Your Ground poster boy George Zimmerman. The former neighborhood watchman was arrested Monday and charged with domestic assault in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman's latest victim, his live-in girlfriend, called 911 to report Zimmerman pointed a long gun at her.
Seminole County police have arrested Stand Your Ground poster boy George Zimmerman and charged him with domestic assault. According to The Sun Sentinel, Zimmerman was taken into custody and transported to jail earlier today.
Zimmerman was acquitted of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin earlier this year. He has had several run-ins with police since his acquittal.
The Orlando Sentinel described the house where George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie moved into as a "$240,000 show place with a pool."
Police were called to the house today in response to a domestic dispute between the Zimmerman's In a 911 call, Shellie said Zimmerman punched her father in the face, knocking his glasses off. When asked if her father needed medical attention, Shellie said she believed her father's nose was broken.
Despite telling police Zimmerman "had his hand on his gun" and threatened to shoot her, Shellie will not press charges.
"They both have declined to press charges against George," Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell said. "We have no victim no crime."
Brandy's TV brother, Marcus T. Paulk, was arrested Thursday and charged with domestic assault, reports gossip website TMZ.
Paulk, who played little Myles on the popular TV sitcom "Moesha" was charged with kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach during an argument.
His girlfriend, a singer who asked to be called Andi Roxx, was hospitalized Thursday. Roxx told TMZ the pair were involved in a verbal argument at Beverly Hills nightclub Confidential.
Last night NBC aired the much-hyped episode, Law & Order: SVU titled "My Funny Valentine", about an abusive celebrity who beats his girlfriend.
The episode garner negative reviews from viewers who were unhappy with the lighthearted theme applied to such a serious subject. Watch the full episode after the break, courtesy of DDotOmen.com.
Former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones was arrested in Atlanta early Christmas morning and charged with domestic battery, according to jail records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The AJC reports that police responded to a domestic dispute call at the home of Jones and his wife, Nicole Derick-Jones, in Duluth, a suburb north of Atlanta.
Jones, 35, was booked into the jail around 3:45 a.m. and released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Last week the news broke about the arrest of former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw who took a bat to her ex-girlfriend's car and fired a handgun into it.
Holdsclaw isn't the only WNBA player to be arrested for assaulting or threatening her lesbian lover.
Professional basketball player Deanna "Tweety" Nolan, 33, was arrested earlier this year for beating the air out of her wife and mother of her 2 children.
Very little, if any, news coverage was given to the Deanna/Dorothea fisticuffs.
UPDATED: Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw turned herself into the Fulton County police Thursday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Holdsclaw, 35, was booked into the Fulton County jail shortly after 9 p.m. She's being held on $10,000 bond.
An arrest warrant was issued for the former WNBA star for assaulting her ex-girlfriend, WNBA star Jennifer Lacy, 29, (right) on Nov. 13.
Holdsclaw, a mental health advocate, is charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct, according to police.