This is our archive of news items tagged Domestic Violence.

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Jury finds New York TV executive guilty of murder for wife’s beheading

Muzzammil Hassan After a three-week trial and one hour of deliberations, an upstate New York jury on Monday found Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan guilty of second-degree murder for beheading his wife.

Hassan founded a TV network which he hoped would balance negative portrayals of Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001 [Read more...]

Mary Winkler, Abused Wife Who Killed Preacher Husband Speaks Out

A woman convicted of shooting and killing her husband after allegedly suffering years of abuse wants women to know they can get help without resorting to violence.

Women are sometimes “hesitant to speak out and ask for help,” Mary Winkler told NBC’s “Today” show this morning. But, she said, “someone will believe you.”

Winkler, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the March 2006 killing of her preacher husband, Matthew Winkler, served less than a year behind bars. Just two years later, in 2008, she regained full custody of her three daughters. But the Tennessee woman said justice was served.

“I felt like it was a very fair verdict,” she said. That’s because Winkler, 36, says her husband raped and abused her for years before she finally snapped and shot him in the back while he slept. [Read more...]

Muslim men ‘think they have God-given right to beat wives’, claims female Muslim medic

domestic violence Fatima Husain, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, has told how she sees Muslim women coming for treatment with strangle marks around their necks and bruises on their pregnant bumps.

She also claimed that problems develop because many followers of Islam are fearful of discussing sex, contraception and infertility. [Read more...]