Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ex-boyfriends who don't understand "Ex"

I suppose it is my own fault for writing about domestic violence so much, but some days the news just makes me sad.

ksl.com - Teacher killed, ex-boyfriend in jail
Neighbors say Molly Robbins and Charles Gunkel were holding hands, walking in the neighborhood a week ago. Now, she's dead, and he's in jail. And we've learned today, sheriff's deputies were involved in conflicts between the two.
She had a new boyfriend, and he killed her because of it.

Woman stabbed in chest during domestic dispute | HeraldTribune.com
The woman was in her home in the 800 block of Sixth Avenue West with her children around 8 p.m. Sunday when her estranged boyfriend paid an unannounced visit, according to a Manatee Sheriff's report.
She was stabbed in the chest but fought back, and she was stabbed again.
Just then, another person in the home struck the suspect in the back with a shovel, which sent him running from the home.
Perhaps he was dismayed by the number of witnesses. The police did catch him, and he is charged with all kinds of things including violation of a restraining order that wasn't worth the paper it was written on.

Her injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

There are more stories. New boyfriends stabbed by old boyfriends. Ex-husbands attacking. And some ex-wives or ex-girlfriends becoming violent. Why is it that people don't understand that not every relationship lasts forever? Why do they have to kill someone else before they kill themselves?

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