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.

 

Keith Belajonas, Suspected of Killing Wife, Commits Suicide After Fleeing to Staten Island

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Keith Belajonas, Suspected of Killing Wife, Commits Suicide After Fleeing to Staten Island (Photo credit: MySpace)

Pennsylvania dad, Keith Belajonas, allegedly killed his wife and fled to Staten Island with their two young sons early Thursday morning.

NBC Philadelphia reports, Belajonas went to a Staten Island drug store where one of his relatives worked. He then pulled out a gun and tried to rob the CVS. He fled the scene and was later found dead drom a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Early Thursday, Keith Belajonas’ neighbors said they heard fighting and a gunshot at the family’s home in Drexel Hill. Police later found his wife’s body at the home about 2:30 a.m. with multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to the head. Police issued a Amber alert for the two boys, who were later found with a relative.

NBC Philadelphia reports one child asked, “Is Mommy dead.”

 

ESPN Suspends Analyst Stephen A. Smith for Domestic Violence Comments

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ESPN: Stephen A. Smith Won’t Appear on “First Take” Or ESPN Radio for Week

ESPN announces Stephen A. Smith will not appear on “First Take” or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday. Um, sounds to me like he was suspended. This comes after he apologized for suggesting women shouldn’t provoke domestic abuse.

Last Friday, Smith suggested that women are to blame when they become victims of domestic violence, during a discussion of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice two-game suspension for assaulting his then-fiancee. Rice was seen on video dragging the unconsious woman out of an Atlantic City casino elevator.

Smith said, “Let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions.”

On Monday, Stephen A. Smith said: “On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault. This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say. Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders.”

Well, CNN’s Carol Costello got her wish — Stephen A. Smith was suspended.

 

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.

 

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes for Saying Women Shoulnd’t Provoke Domestic Violence

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes for Saying Women Shoulnd’t Provoke Domestic Violence (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

ESPN’s “First Take” panelist Stephen A. Smith apologizes for comments he made on Friday in which he suggested that women should try not to “provoke” domestic abuse. He called his comments the “most egregious error of my career.”

Smith made the comments during a discussion of the two-day suspension handed down to NFL player Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancee and dragging her out of an elevator. He said he failed to correctly articulate his point and never meant to imply domestic violence victims were to be blamed.

Smith said, “I ventured beyond the scope of our discussion by alluding to a woman’s role in such heinous matters, going so far as to use the word ‘provoke’ in my diatribe.” “My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault. This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say. Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders.”

Stephen A. Smith apologized in particular to female victims of domestic violence and to female members of his family, whom he referenced in his original comments about provocation.

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.