Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot, Wife in Police Custody

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Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot During Domestic Dispute (Photo Credit: BellGardens.org)

SHOCK: Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Levette Crespo, during a domestic dispute in his home, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crespo, 45, was shot around 2:30 p.m. in his home in the 6300 block of Gage Avenue during an argument with his wife, 43, and his 19-year-old son [Daniel Crespo Jr.], said Nicole Nishida, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.

An altercation allegedly began with Crespo and his wife, at which, his son intervened, Nishida said. While father and son were fighting, Crespo’s wife allegedly got a gun and shot Crespo, Nishida said.

Crespo was alive when he was transported to a hospital, Bell Gardens Fire Department officials confirmed.

Crespo’s wife is in custody for the alleged shooting.  Source: LA Times

According to his bio on the Bell Gardens website, Daniel Crespo, who was born in Brooklyn, NY,  married his high school sweetheart in 1986. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from Cal State University. He served as a deputy probation officer for Los Angeles County.

NBC Los Angeles:  Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., in the face when the teen tried to intervene during the dispute, investigators said. The wife then allegedly shot the mayor multiple times in his upper body.

San Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

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San Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was booked on allegations of felony domestic violence following an arrest at his home Sunday morning in San Jose.

The 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke issued the following statement: “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously. As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment.”

The Sacramento Bee reports Ray McDonald was involved in an altercation with his fiancee, who police say is 10 weeks pregnant. She reportedly had bruises on her neck and arms.

 

Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park

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Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Christopher Murray, a northeast Philadelphia resident, was arrested after he allegedly strangled his wife, Constance “Connie” Murray, and left her body at Pennypack Park following an argument.

Investigators say “there were ongoing domestic issues” between the couple, which ended in her murder Monday night, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Police investigators say Constance Murray left her home on Tolbut Street Monday to go for a walk. While she was walking, her husband allegedly follower her. The two argued after he pulled up beside her on Willets Road. She continued her walk after the two exchanged words and he continued to follow her. She was strangled to death after the two sat down on a park bench to talk and another argument erupted.

A woman walking her dog found Connie Murray’s body Tuesday morning near the Crispin Rec Center. Christopher Murray was identified as a suspect after police investigators viewed surveillance videos and received tips from neighbors. He confessed to murdering his wife after failing a lie detector test. He will be charged with murder.

 

Shaun Hiles Kills Estranged Wife, Nicole Hiles, 1 Other, After Kentucky Ambush

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Shaun Hiles Kills Estranged Wife, Nicole Hiles, 1 Other, After Kentucky Ambush

Shaun Hiles, 35, ambushed his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, 33, at a home in Dry Ridge, KY, as she arrived with Larry Whitaker, 32.

Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Hiles rammed the pickup truck Nicole Hiles and her companion were in and then shot them to death. He then turned the gun on himself in a botched suicide attempted.

Dills said Shaun Hiles used a handgun to kill his wife and a rifle to killed Whitaker.

Nicole Hiles filed for a restraining order against Shaun Hiles on Monday. Hours later she was dead. Deputies were called to the couple’s home several times for domestic incidents but no arrests were ever made.

Shaun Hiles will be charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of his wife and her companion.

 

Tony Degrafreed, Charged in 1994 Murder of Then-Wife, Arrested for Killing Current Wife

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Tony Degrafreed, Charged in 1994 Murder of Then-Wife, Arrested for Killing Current Wife (Credit: Twitter)

Tony Degrafreed, who was convicted of killing then-wife in 1994, was preliminarily charged with the murder on Sunday after his current wife, Rebecca Degrafreed, was found dead in their Indianopolis home.

WISH-TV reports Jordan Yarbro, 19, told police he heard strange noises coming from his parents bedroom on Sunday morning. He said Tony Degrafreed came out of the room and stabbed him in the chest. He fled the home on foot and was apprehended by police about a mile away from their northeast-side home.

Rebecca Degrafreed, who was found dead on the bedroom floor, suffered head trauma after being beaten with a baseball bat. Her throat was also slit.

Tony Degrafreed was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but served about one-half of the sentence for the murder of his then-wife, Stacy Degrafreed, in 1994. They were estranged at the time of her murder. Tony Degrafreed reportedly shot three people during a domestic dispute, killing his wife.

 

U.S. Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

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U.S. Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges (Credit: Wikipedia)

HOPE SOLO ARRESTED:  U.S. soccer star Hope Solo was arrested Friday night for allegedly striking her sister and nephew at the Kirkland, Wash., home she shares with her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens.

She is being held at the South King County jail without bail on two counts of investigation of domestic-violence assault.

Police responded to the home due to noise disturbance and a report of an assault. Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray said at some point Hope Solo allegedly assaulted her sister and her nephew, at the party which got out of hand. He said, “there were visible injuries on them.”

Solo is the goalkeeper for the Seattle Reign FC. She was also the goalkeeper for two gold medal winning Olympic teams.

Christine Keith, Popular Housewife Blogger, Teenage Son Killed by Ex-Husband in Murder-Suicide

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Christine Keith, Popular Housewife Blogger, Teenage Son Killed by Ex-Husband in Murder-Suicide

SHOCK: Christine Keith, writer of a popular housewife blog, and her 14-year-old son Isaac Miller, were fatally shot by her ex-husband, Randy Keith, because he refused to accept that their marriage was over. Randy Keith then committed suicide.

The three were found dead in their East Lansing, Mich., home Thursday night. Police confirmed Randy Keith was the shooter. She leaves three others kids behind. Christine Keith had been adamant about ending her marriage, after domestic abuse incidents.

Her attorney, Steve Cornish, told the Times Herald that “I had very grave concerns for her safety, but I don’t think I expected something this extreme.” A friend, Cheryl Overley said, “I was shocked, but not surprised. It’s part of the cycle of violence. For people who see this and are moved by the story of people who died before their time…I hope they learn about [domestic violence] and start discussions.”

According to a protection order filed in Ingham County Circuit Court, Christine Keith wrote in her petition, “threats of shooting me to death with one of his hunting rifles were par for the course.” She later withdrew that order.

Christine Keith had referenced her husband’s domestic abuse, including controlling, erratic and sometimes violent behavior in her first divorce filing in 2003. Police were called to their Jackson-area home after he pushed her to the floor, that left her unconscious briefly. In her petition for a second order of protection in 2011, she said her husband, who had been fired from his job and hadn’t worked in a year, threatened to kill her if she ever left him.

In her petition, filed April 8, 2011, she said “I need to be safe from Randy. Based on Randy’s consistent pattern of action, once he’s released…I will not be safe.” She filed a second divorce petition in October. It was close to being final when she was killed.

 

Court Documents: George Zimmerman Had 5 Weapons, Ammunition in Domestic Violence Case

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Court Documents: George Zimmerman Had 5 Weapons, Ammunition in Domestic Violence Case

URGENT:  No one should be surprised that court documents state that a search in George Zimmerman domestic case turned up five weapons and ammunition. He was arrested last week for aggravated assault of girlfriend Samantha Scheibe.

CNN reports George Zimmerman had a rifle, three handguns, 106 rounds of ammunition, including two magazines for an AR-15 assault rifle, a pocket knife and a 12-gauge shotgun, as well as other items.

The search came after a judge’s order barring Trayvon Martin’s murderer from possessing any weapons after his November 18 arrest on aggravated assault and battery charges against Samantha Scheibe. Zimmerman is expected back in court on Jan. 7.

You would think that someone who was acquitted of murdering a teenager would keep a low profile instead of popping up in the news repeatedly.

Rapper 50 Cent Banned From Guns in Domestic Violence Incident Against Baby Mama Daphne Joy

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Rapper 50 Cent Banned From Guns in Domestic Violence Incident Against Baby Mama Daphne Joy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT:  Rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, was banned from having guns even though he pleaded not guilty to domestic violence incident in June against his baby mama Daphne Joy. On Monday, the judge ordered that he TURN IN ALL HIS GUNS and stay away from her.

TMZ reports the protective order prohibits 50 Cent from contacting Daphne Joy and he must stay at least 100 yards away from her at all times. The rapper faces up to five years in prison if convicted on the charges.

Fiddy was charged with domestic violence after he allegedly kicked Joy and then destroyed a bunch of property in her L.A. condo. During the rampage, officials say the 38-year-old rapper broke chandeliers, furniture, a TV and a lamp — and allegedly ransacked the bedroom closet.  Joy told investigators 50 is the father of her child — though 50 has never publicly acknowledged fathering a child with Joy.

Domestic Violence Victim Carie Charlesworth Fired by Holy Trinity Catholic School in San Diego

WTF:  Carie Charlesworth, who taught at the Holy Trinity School in San Diego, was fired from her job as a teacher after the school deemed her a liability for having an abusive ex-husband. This came after she disclosed her struggles with domestic violence to the school’s principal. 

After what the second-grade teacher’s called “a very bad weekend with [her ex-husband],” the unidentified man arrived outside the school, prompting a lockdown. She was subsequently put on “an indefinite leave,” and then formally terminated three months later.

Charlesworth’s letter of termination read, in part:

We know from the most recent incident involving you and Mrs. Wright (the principal) while you were still physically at Holy Trinity School, that the temporary restraining order in effect were not a deterrent to him. Although we understand he is current incarcerated, we have no way of knowing how long or short a time he will actually serve and we understand from court files that he may be released as early as next fall. In the interest of the safety of the students, faculty and parents at Holy Trinity School, we simply cannot allow you to return to work there, or, unfortunately, at any other school in the Diocese. Source:  Gawker

Carie Charlesworth’s ex-husband, who is currently jailed on two felony charges, is due to be released later this month. She had been a teacher in the school district for 14 years.