Every year in the United States, 3.4 million people are stalked; nearly 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be victims of stalking in their lifetimes. Yet this crime, which frequently escalates into violence, is often not taken seriously by law enforcement, especially if the stalkers are operating
A couple of days before Selena Thomas went missing, her boyfriend showed up at her job unexpectedly. Alfredo Martinez was carrying an engagement ring that day, and he hid it in a bowl of taffy on the counter at the medical office.
More than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse.
A 24-year-old woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, who she had taken out a PPO on, fired multiple shots in the direction of her vehicle as she left The Crazy Cowboy at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Jackson Police Deputy Chief John Holda said one bullet struck the woman's vehicle.