Domestic violence is never pretty, but some instances escalate beyond common disagreements turning physical to something else entirely. Just such a sad story played out recently in Glenwood Springs after a man allegedly killed his wife in what authorities are terming a case of “extreme domestic violence.”
Garfield County authorities who identified the 28-year-old woman indicated that she died of multiple gunshot wounds, and the death is being ruled a homicide. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested shortly thereafter on suspicions of first-degree murder, with authorities noting that he was previously wanted for another domestic violence incident where his ex-girlfriend had been the victim.
According to reports, the man was driven to the home of the victim by his current girlfriend, where he allegedly shot the victim several times before fleeing. Official documents indicated that the police used both data from a license plate reader and some cellphone records to locate the suspect.
Domestic violence is never simple, and no one deserves to lose his or her life in a domestic dispute. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, please seek the help that you need immediately, before the situation has the opportunity to escalate beyond the point of no return.
Those who face charges of domestic violence, no matter how harsh they may be, deserve an excellent criminal defense just like anyone else. If you have been charged with a crime that arose from a domestic dispute, the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney can help ensure that your case is heard fairly while keeping your rights protected.
Source: Denver Post, “Coroner identifies woman slain in “extreme domestic violence” killing in Garfield County,” Jesse Paul, Oct. 13, 2016