On May 14 th, The Frederick News-Post reported that on Monday, the Howard County police announced that a 43-year-old resident of Charlotte, North Carolina was arrested over the weekend. According to the police, he is the suspect in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend. She was found shot to death inside her car near her new home in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, May 4th, 2013
According to The Frederick News-Post, investigators learned that boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested back in March after a domestic violence incident. After the arrest, the girlfriend broke up with her boyfriend and moved to Maryland from Ilion, New York; however, her ex-boyfriend continued to harass her despite the fact that she ended the relationship.
The police say that the suspect rented a North Carolina rental car which was returned the day after the shooting with more than 1,000 miles put on it. As of May 14th, the 43-year-old murder suspect was being held pending extradition.
About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence or domestic abuse refers to violence that occurs between married couples, unmarried couples, family members, people who live together, and people who have a child in common. Domestic violence often involves spousal abuse or child abuse, and it can include all types of physical violence, sexual assault, and threats of physical violence. While more men are arrested for domestic violence than women, women can also be perpetrators and men can be the victims of domestic violence; however, men are less inclined to report when they are the victims of such abuses out of fear of ridicule or appearing to be less of a man.
While there is no excuse for domestic violence, especially when children are witnesses or worse, victims, it doesn't mean that people aren't falsely accused with this crime every day. All too often domestic abuse allegations are entirely based on lies, particularly in the course of a heated divorce or child custody battle. The problem is that if one is wrongfully convicted for such a crime, the consequences can be harsh and may result in denied custody or visitation of one's own children.
If you have been accused of abusing your partner, your spouse or your children, you are urged to contact a Frederick criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A. right away. Criminal accusations for domestic violence are very serious, but it's important that you understand that you are not without options and you should not give up hope.