#Domestic Violence


Former Winooski cop avoids jail in domestic abuse case

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Just days before he was set to go to trial, a former Winooski Police officer Thursday accepted a plea deal in a 2019 domestic abuse case. Authorities said Christopher Matott engaged in a pattern of severe abuse over the course of several months, including threatening his girlfriend with violence while she was holding their infant.
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Former bookkeeper sent to prison

CINCINNATI – The former bookkeeper of My Sister’s House — a now-shuttered domestic violence shelter in Washington Court House — was sentenced in U.S. District Court Wednesday to one year in prison for crimes related to stealing funds from the shelter. Jaime Cardinal, 46, of Washington...
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Love Is Blind's Deepti on Lowlights with Shake, from Body-Shaming to Licking Another Woman in Front of Her

Deepti Vempati made the allegations against her ex-fiancé Abhishek "Shake" Chatterjee in her new memoir, I Choose Myself Love Is Blind's Deepti Vempati is sharing some shocking claims about her ex-fiancé Abhishek "Shake" Chatterjee in her new memoir, I Choose Myself. Deepti, 31, recently released her first book, in which she details her upbringing, her journey to self-discovery and, of course, her time on Netflix's hit reality dating show. As fans of the series know, Deepti and Shake built a connection in the pods during the second season. Before getting engaged, the pair bonded...
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Greenville Police Blotter

DOMESTIC: At 11:29 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Water Street in reference to a domestic dispute. The dispute was between a live in boyfriend and girlfriend who both advised the fight was only a verbal altercation. The altercation was over who would sleep in the bedroom that night, and they both agreed to leave each other alone for the night. Three school aged children were present.

Watch Johnny Depp and Amber Heard testify about 'insane, humiliating' trial in movie re-creation

Amber Heard's emotional return to the witness stand is recreated in a preview clip of Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial. Megan Davis portrays the Aquaman actress in director Sara Lohman's retelling of the defamation trial, which concluded four months ago in Johnny Depp's favor. In a teaser shared by Tubi ahead of the movie's Friday premiere (above), Davis's Heard recounts the agony of having to relive her trauma during the trial, interspersed with clips of actor Mark Hapka's own recreation of Depp's testimony.

She Was Set on Fire by Her Boyfriend. Her Hospital Bed Testimony, Months Before She Died, Led to His Conviction

An upcoming documentary, The Fire That Took Her, explores Judy Malinowski's unwavering strength during the final two years of her life On Aug. 2, 2015, Judy Malinowski's promising life was cut short when her volatile, on-again, off-again boyfriend poured gasoline on her and set the 31-year-old on fire. The horrific attack left 90 percent of body covered in third- or fourth-degree burns. Ultimately, the mother of two died from her wounds. Although doctors were not optimistic about her chances of survival after the attack, she lived for two...

Claremore domestic violence shelter plans to use federal dollars to expand services

CLAREMORE, Okla. — The state of Oklahoma ranks second in the country for rate of women murdered by men, according to a study by the Violence Policy Center. Jody Reiss took over as the Executive Director of Safenet Services in Claremore almost two years ago. The Rogers County facility offers a domestic violence shelter, a court advocacy program, counseling, help finding a house or job and supervised visitation opportunities.

Suspect indicted for murder in ‘cold blood’ shooting of NYC exotic dancer Imani Armstrong

The Brooklyn man who allegedly gunned down the mother of one of his children in an execution-style ambush on a Gramercy Park sidewalk was indicted on murder charges Thursday, Manhattan prosecutors said. Clarkson Wilson, 44, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court and was remanded into custody. Prosecutors allege Wilson — who had at least one child with the victim, part-time IHOP waitress and exotic dancer Imani Armstrong — shot the 25-year-old “in cold blood” after she left work on Sept. 1. The masked gunman waited for five hours outside the iHOP...

Aussie cops ripped for needing help finding perp with ‘beast’ face tattoo

It’s not like finding a needle in a haystack. An Australian police department was roasted for requesting civilian help spotting a suspect whose entire face is plastered with a massive “beast” tattoo. “Murray River Police District are seeking assistance to locate wanted man Jaimes Sutton, who frequents the Deniliquin area on the VIC-NSW border,” the department wrote in a deadpan Facebook post, accompanied by Sutton’s scowling mugshot. On the run after skipping a hearing on charges of domestic violence assault and property damage, Sutton blacked out his entire face in tattoo ink with the word “beast” scrawled across his forehead — ...

HER 2022 Award Recipients

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”. We are so excited to introduce the 2022 HER honorees and October issue! HER stands for Honoring, empowering and raising up extraordinary women. With these awards, we honor six local leaders, encouraging their work and thanking them for boldly standing out. They are transforming lives. They are shaping our community. They are breaking down barriers and inspiring others to follow. Read their full stories on our site, and we think you’ll agree: These women make living in the 405 even better.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's Defamation Trial Is Being Turned Into a Movie

The verdict for Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's defamation trial was delivered just four short months ago, but their highly publicized legal battle is already being made into a movie. The first trailer for Tubi's forthcoming film "Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial" debuted on Sept. 28, with Mark Hapka portraying Depp and Megan Davis as Heard. Directed by Sara Lohman, the project will retell the story of Depp's lawsuit against Heard, which became a social media sensation over the summer.

Update: NM State Police continues investigation into NMSU student’s death

This article contains descriptions of suicide and domestic violence. If needed, The Aggie Health and Wellness Center provides mental health resources for students by visiting or calling 575-646-1512. A spokesperson for New Mexico State Police confirmed Friday Sept. 23 that the death of New Mexico State University student Emilia...

Hollister Police arrest man on domestic violence, kidnapping charges

Information provided by Hollister Police Department. The Hollister Police Department announced it arrested Francisco Nieto, 27, on charges of kidnapping, robbery, brandishing a firearm, domestic violence, violation of a restraining order. Police said he has other offenses but did not include them in the news release. Bail was set a $1 million.
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Man sentenced to eight months in jail for stabbing girlfriend in Sunnyside

A 26-year-old Yakima man was sentenced to eight months in jail after stabbing his girlfriend in May. Miguel Almaguer Flores pleaded guilty Sept. 22 to second-degree assault and two gross misdemeanor counts of violating a no-contact order, with all charges considered domestic violence. In return for his plea, prosecutors dropped...

Brown County Sheriff’s Report: Sept. 29

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, deputies responded to FM 2492. This was in regard to an out-of-control subject on the property. Upon arrival, contact was made with two people, and it was determined only a verbal argument had occurred. One person was advised to stay away from the above listed address. The other requested a Criminal Trespass Warning for the address on FM 2492.

Man arrested for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting teen

Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of domestic violence and other charges after he kidnapped a local high school student and assaulted her at his home, according to authorities. On Sept. 27, staff at Hollister High School told local police that a female student had reported that she was...