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?
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —A gay couple whose relationship was coming to an end was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Lake Worth, deputies said.
32, and Gabriel Ferrarotti, 37, were found shot to death Wednesday
afternoon. The home is in the 100 block of South Lakeside Drive.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it appears Azplazu shot and killed Ferrarotti before turning the gun on himself.
Neighbors said the two had been a couple for 11 years, but Ferrarotti broke up with Azplazu on Tuesday night.
weren't working out, and Gaby had asked Leo to move out," said neighbor
and friend, Dee Weeks. "I guess this is the result of Leo not wanting
Weeks is shocked at what happened, saying the two men were great friends and great neighbors.
Neighbor Bill Denton echoed Weeks' feelings, saying the two men would give their shirts off their backs to a friend in need.
bummed me out because now I know I'm not going to be getting up in the
morning and saying hello to Leo and Gabriel," said Denton. "That's never
going to happen again."