‘It was getting kind of ugly’: Grieving mother remembers daughter who was killed by her husband in murder-suicide
A grieving mother is speaking out after her daughter was killed by her estranged husband. Huntsville police say Tianne Jones was shot and killed by Roy Wasbotten, who took his own life after the shooting on Summer Lane, on March 8.
Woman shoots man during domestic violence incident in Rice Military area of Houston
Investigators say a man and woman got into some sort of altercation and witnesses allegedly reported seeing the man abusing the woman in a complex hallway. Police said the woman eventually pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest.
Breaking Free: Domestic violence in the LGBTQ community
Domestic violence has no boundaries or barriers. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation; but much of the domestic violence awareness movement focuses on solely heterosexual relationships. Members of the LGBTQ community say they do not feel seen or heard.
Breaking Free: The push to de-stigmatize domestic abuse in Houston’s South Asian community
In the South Asian community, there is so much silence around being abused. While some of it has to do with a person’s immigration status, women of south Asian descent often don’t come forward to report the abuse because they’re worried about how sharing their story would impact their family and their community.
Breaking Free: Some abusers using dating apps as increasingly popular way to meet victims, studies show
In this day and age, many people looking for love turn to dating apps, but sometimes the outcome may not be what was expected. No, we’re not talking about just finding out you’re incompatible. Sometimes, what seems like it could be a fairy tale romance ends up an abusive nightmare.
Empowering Survivors: Houston advocates say domestic violence survivors are not just another statistic
KPRC 2 presents “Breaking Free” a weeklong initiative focused on intimate-partner violence, providing resources/support/solutions, and engaging with our community. Panelists include: Amy Smith with the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Angelic Setchell with The Montrose Center, and Christina J. Allen with FamilyTime Counseling.
Protecting survivors of domestic violence
KPRC 2 presents “Breaking Free” a weeklong initiative focused on intimate-partner violence, providing resources/support/solutions, and engaging with our community. Panelists: Amanda Elkanick Oder with the Texas Advocacy Project, Maisha Colter with AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) and, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Osso.
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence
KPRC 2 News presents Breaking Free, a weeklong initiative focused on intimate-partner violence, providing resources/support/solutions, and engaging with our community. Panelists: Rachna Khare with Daya, Emilee Whitehurst with the Houston Area Women's Center, Dr. Elizabeth Gregory with the University of Houston, and Jaime Rivera with Catholic Charities.
‘Breaking Free’ from domestic violence - Phone bank
This week, the entire KPRC 2 team is working on ‘Breaking Free’ to help domestic and partner abuse survivors. Our goal is to provide resources, support and solutions to help people in our community. We have a panel of experts ready right now to answer your questions. You can call 713-778-8920 to talk with a domestic violence expert.
KPRC 2 presents a special weeklong series on escaping and ending domestic violence
It’s a dangerous problem that’s often hidden from public view until it becomes deadly. Domestic violence caused by an intimate partner can leave victims feeling vulnerable and trapped. But help exists. This week, KPRC 2 presents “Breaking Free”. We are partnering with law enforcement and agencies across our area to bring you a weeklong series focused on stopping partner violence. The goal is to provide support, resources, and solutions that can save lives.
‘I killed her’: Man sentenced to 25 years after shooting girlfriend in jealous rage, DA says
Roger Wayne Douglas, 51, pleaded guilty to murder after prosecutors said he shot and killed 47-year-old Tanya Melton at his apartment, located in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court, in the early-morning hours of Aug. 1, 2020.
Ex-boyfriend of Texas woman accused of killing her husband says he had suspicious house fire after break-up
An ex-boyfriend of Sarah Jean Hartsfield, the Chambers County woman who has been married five times and is accused of murdering her most recent husband as well as fatally shooting a past fiancée, tells KPRC 2 their relationship ended in literal flames in 2016.