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.

 

Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal Being Held on $100K Bond for Wife’s Murder

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Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal Being Held on $100K Bond for Wife’s Murder

Hi-Five singer Russell Neal is being held on $100,000 bond in the murder of his 24-year-old wife, Catherine Martinez. KHOU reports Neal went to a local jail and told cops his wife was dead in their apartment and he needed a lawyer.

Martinez, an aspiring boxer, was found dead in their apartment on Wednesday from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

Russell Neal and Catherine Martinez, who goes by the name Brasilia, have two children, but they were not in the apartment at the time she was killed.

 

Queens Dad Boujeke Kenmoe Charged for Murder of 8-Year-Old Son

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Queens Dad Boujeke Kenmoe Charged for Murder of 8-Year-Old Son (Photo credit: Facebook)

MURDER:  Queens dad, Boujeke Kenmoe was charged with second degree murder for the strangling death of his 8-year-old son, who was identified as Jerry.

Boujeke Kenmoe was hospitalized after trying to slit his wrists.

Police have not released a motive in the murder of the boy, but the landlord told the NY Daily News, Boujeke Kenmoe and his wife, “fight a lot.” He said, “They get loud and have lot of disagreements. The fights were verbal and very loud.” Adding, Kenmoe “was a good guy.”

 

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.

BJS: Intimate Partner Violence, Violent Crimes Higher During Summer Months

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BJS: Intimate Partner Violence, Violent Crimes Higher During Summer Months (Credit: via Flickr/kcds)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends report, which used data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010.  The report looked at the seasonal patterns of property crime, violent victimization (aggravated assault, simple assault, etc.) and other forms of violence such as domestic violence and violence resulting in injury. The report found that aggravated assault rates were higher during the summer than during the winter, spring and fall. Simple assault rates were higher during the fall than during the other seasons.

BJS report found that “simple assault victimization rates were higher among youth ages 12 to 17 than among adults age 18 and older.” Simple assault rates among youth were lowest during summer months and highest in the fall when the school year began. Adult simple assault rates were highest in the summer and exhibited less seasonal fluctuations.

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Simple Assault rates for Youth 12-17 From 1993 – 2010 (Chart Credit: BJS)

The report also found that domestic violence (partner violence) in was higher during the summer months from 1993-2010.  The report found seasonal rates of intimate partner violence peaked during the summer months for most the the study period. Partner violence includes all types of violent victimization in which the offender is a current or ex-spousse, current or ex-boyfriend or girlfriend of the victim.

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Partner violence rises in summer months (Chart Credit: BJS)

The study found that partner violence was lowest during the winter and spring, at 12 percent and six percent lower, respectively.

Bianca Tanner’s 3-Year-Old Son Said Boyfriend Attacked Mom Before Her Disapperance

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Bianca Tanner’s 3-Year-Old Son Said Boyfriend Attacked Mom Before Her Disapperance (Photo credit: Facebook)

Bianca Tanner, 31, disappeared from her Charlotte home on June 7. Her 3-year-old son told police he hadn’t seen his mother, a teacher with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, since her boyfriend “kicked mommy’s butt and made her cry,” WSOC-TV reports.

Angelo Smith, Tanner’s boyfriend, told investigators they had an argument when she was drunk before she left the apartment carrying a bag.

Bianca Tanner’s disappearance is no longer being treated as a missing person case, but has now turned into a homicide investigation, after cops spoke with her son.

The unidentified child told police, “Mommy got a spanking with a belt.” He also told police, “Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face.”

Angelo Smith has an outstanding warrant in Arkansas for domestic battery. He is accused of trying to smother his girlfriend during a fight. He was not named as a suspect in Bianca Tanner’s disappearance.

Lori Moore, Lance Griffel and Gunman Killed in Peoria Sports Bar Shooting

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Lori Moore, Lance Griffel and Gunman Killed in Peoria Sports Bar Shooting (Credit: Facebook)

Lori Moore, 33, of Morton, Ill., and her boyfriend Lance E. Griffel, 36, of Peoria, Ill., were shot and killed after a high school reunion turned deadly Saturday night in East Peoria.

Lori Moore’s ex-husband, James Moore, walked into The Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria and shot Moore and Griffel before an off-duty FBI officer fatally shot him, NBC affiliate WEEK News 25 reports.

Lori Moore and Lance Griffel were pronounced dead at a local hospital from gunshots to the head. Police said the shooting was believed to be related to domestic violence.

Police say the couple were attending the East Peoria Community High School class of 1999 reunion when James Moore shot them both in front of 1o0 stunned attendees, the Pekin Times reports. He was then fatally shot.

Autopsies will be performed on Lori Moore and Lance Griffel on Monday.

Police Arrest Tiniko Thompson, Girlfriend of Murdered Miami Cop Carl Patrick

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Tiniko Thompson, Girlfriend of Murdered Miami Cop Carl Patrick, Arrested (Credit: Video Screengrab)

Tiniko Thompson was arrested after her boyfriend, Miami police officer Carl Ronald Patrick, was found dead in his Pembroke Pines home earlier this month after he failed to show up for work. She was charged with second degree murder.

NBC Miami reports Tiniko Thompson said that on the morning of the shooting, Patrick attacked her and pulled a weapon on her.

Thompson said, “He slipped and fell and I was still backed up into a corner and we’re still tussling with the gun and at that moment, he is turning this way and it went ‘POW’ that’s it.”

She added, “He called me a bitch.” Thompson said the two were in an abusive relationship and claimed she had bruises on her body from the tussle leading up to Patrick’s death. She maintains he shot himself accidentally.

Tiniko Thompson was seen on surveillance video allegedly removing several items from her car and taking them inside a storage unit, which has been searched by police officers.

The Miami Herald reports that a search warrant stated Carl Ronald Patrick’s body was found wrapped in a sheet and comforter. CBS 4 News reports he was wrapped in the comforter while still alive and was alive for several hours after the shooting. The warrant also reportedly stated a gun was found next to his body, with blood all over the wall and door frame. Tiniko Thompson allegedly tried to clean up the crime scene and took his cellphone. CBS 4 News reports she allegedly left a note behind saying the shooting was accidental

Officer Patrick was an army reservist, who served in Afghanistan.

Comedian D.L. Hughley Calls Columbus Short’s Estranged Wife a “Thirsty B*tch”

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Comedian D.L. Hughley Calls Columbus Short’s Estranged Wife a “Thirsty B*tch”

Domestic violence should never be used as a punchline by anyone and it’s reprehensible that comedian D. L. Hughley mock ex-Scandal star Columbus Short’s estranged wife, Tuere McCall-Short, who has repeatedly said she fears for her life because of her husband’s violence towards here. He went nuclear on his radio show saying:

“The star of one of the hottest dramas in the country, chokes the f*ck out of his wife? That doesn’t ever happen. I don’t think it happened first off. Like the time Warren Sapp was getting ready to do the Super Bowl and some broad said that he raped her. There are just as many examples of women lying on men in the middle of divorce proceedings to get what they want, as there are men who actually do anything. My point is if he did what she’s alleging he did, she could still get all that she’s going to have and not bring it up now, when it damages his market value that she’s going to be impacted by. If he loses that job nobody’s living in Calabasas anymore.” 

Hughley added, “I guarantee you, three years from now she’s going to be thinking, “Damn, I should have shut the f*ck up. Cuz women always running out the mouth when they shouldn’t.”  When his co-host, Jasmine Sanders, tried to interject, he shot her down, chanting “dizzy ass broad” and “dizzy b*tch” in the background. Really? That’s comedy?

Sanders was trying to argue that McCall-Short didn’t run to the tabloid when the news broke about her marital woes, but she filed a police report and got a restraining order from the court. TMZ broke the story.

Hughley dismissed Sanders saying that if it hadn’t gone public, she would have sold it to the media. When she accused him of hating women, he said, “I don’t hate women. I hate dumb bitches. I hate women who act against their interests.”

I would urge everyone to sign the petition on Change.org asking for an apology from D. L. Hughley and hold Reach Media’s BlackAmericaWeb accountable for seemingly lending credence to the comedian’s despicable comments with an article entitled, Why Columbus Short’s Wife Should Keep Her Mouth Shut.”

UPDATE:  D.L. Hughley has issued an apology for his despicable mockery of domestic violence:

Last week during an after-show segment of my radio show, “The DL Hughley Show,” I unintentionally offended some people.

In regards to Columbus Short’s legal issues, I jumped to a conclusion and blamed Tanee McCall-Short; and I’m sorry. My intent was not to quiet victims.

When I did speak of the topic on air, I repeatedly emphasized then, and as I do now, that anyone who is convicted of domestic violence, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law; and that is what I believe.

Today, as always, the phone lines to The DL Hughley Show will be openB. We’ll address this topic with the DL Question of the Day and will discuss it throughout the show today from 3pm – 7pm ET.

 Comedian D.L. Hughley Calls Columbus Shorts Estranged Wife a Thirsty B*tch

“Scandal” Actor Columbus Short Cut from Show Amid Domestic Violence Accusations

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“Scandal” Actor Columbus Short Cut from Show Amid Domestic Violence Accusations

Columbus Short won’t be returning to season 4 of ABC hit show “Scandal” following his legal woes, including domestic violence incident with his wife, Tuere Short. She filed for divorce April 15 after nine years of marriage.

Short released a statement on Friday saying, “At this time, I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast.”

Columbus Short’s departure comes as he is in the midst of two pending criminal cases, one in which he is accused of misdemeanor spousal battery and the other, felony battery after an altercation with a man at a Hollywood restaurant in March.

Tuere Short reported that he choked her while she was sleeping, chased her around their home and dragged her from a room, throwing her on the ground, according to an application for a temporary restraining order she filed. She also accused him of threatening to commit murder-suicide during a fight on April 7. She wrote in a court declaration that Short was wielding a knife while threatening her. She said while fleeing the home with her 2-year-old daughter, she believes he slashed her tires.

Columbus Short played Harrison Wright on “Scandal.” In the season finale, his character was in grave danger. Well, now we know why.

 Scandal Actor Columbus Short Cut from Show Amid Domestic Violence Accusations