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?
Jurors needed less than an hour Thursday to reject the defense claim that Helfrich mistakenly killed McClure inside their York apartment when she woke up after hearing a noise.
Helfrich's attorney told the jury his client was distraught when she called 911 and tried to render aid.
Prosecutors countered that Helfrich lied about being in bed and police who responded found there was plenty of natural light. An expert also found Helfrich fired some of the shots while standing over McClure.