A compilation of daily news articles from around the United States about deaths (including both people and animals) that appear to occur in the context of a past or present intimate relationship, focusing on 2009-present. (NOTE: this blog is limited to incidents that appear in the media and are captured by our search terms. We recognize this is not an exhaustive portrayal of all deaths resulting from intimate violence.)
When is society going to realize intimate violence makes victims of us all?
LIMA — A man who shot to death a woman with a protection order against him was indicted Friday in her slaying.
The Allen County indicted 48-year-old Timothy Brown, on charges of murder and having weapons while under disability, according to court records.
Police were called to a home at 218 W. Murphy St., on Oct. 3, over a shooting that may have started as a domestic dispute. Officers found 32-year-old Valeda Thomas dead. She died of a single gunshot to the head.
Brown is Thomas’ ex-boyfriend. A police lieutenant said there was a history of domestic violence with the couple and she did have a temporary protection order against him.
That protection order was granted by a either a magistrate or judge following a hearing in Common Pleas Court.
The slaying happened during October, which is domestic violence awareness month.
Thomas’ death marked the second in several months a woman was killed at the hands of her former boyfriend or husband. During the summer, Randy Glenn shot and killed his wife, Carlin Glenn and his daughter, Andrea Glenn at a home in Lima.
Carlin Glenn had filed a harassment complaint against her estranged husband just hours before her death. He drove from Georgia to Ohio to carry out the killings.