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Remembering victims of Domestic Violence

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Linda Cohn 60, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Authorities say she was strangled by her 61 year-old husband in her home.  He has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder.

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Traci Miscavish 49, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.  Authorities say her 51 year-old estranged husband, a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, barged into an employee area of the supermarket where she worked and shot …her multiple times before turning the gun on himself.  Traci had filed for divorce last week and had a Protection from Abuse order against him.  In January, he had been arrested after attacking her and threatening her with a gun when she was moving her belongings out of the home.  He was out on bond a week later.  http://www.centredaily.com/2013/03/28/3557676/injuries-reported-after-shooting.html

Remembering Kaitlin Elizabeth Teresa Hehir, 29
Kaitlin Hehir died Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Farmington, Michigan.  She was viciously beaten, than strangled by her 28 year-old boyfriend in her home.  After she died, her boyfriend dragged her body into her basement where he dismembered her with a saw and hid her in various containers throughout the home.  Then, nearly two days later, he called police to report her missing.  It did not take long for investigators to discover what he had done to Kaitlin, and so he confessed, in vivid detail, and was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.  Kaitlin was a bright, energetic and ambitious young lady with a warm smile and a great sense of humor that could win anyone over.  She worked in restaurants to pay her way through college at the University of Georgia, majoring in English Literature and History.  During this time, she was so passionate about food, that she eventually worked her way in…to a Culinary Assistant position with the Olive Garden.  After moving home to Michigan, she continued her culinary career, and also began a new career within the justice system, where she was rewarded for her reliability and hard work, becoming a Deputy Clerk in the civil division of the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills.  She had just bought her first home in December and was working hard to make it a “home” filling it with love – cooking, baking, decorating and planning her garden.  She was also preparing to start graduate school to pursue her  master’s degree in accounting.  In her downtime, you could find her cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs or the Detroit Tigers, or on the golf course.  Kaitlin’s biggest passion of all was her family – her parents, her brother, Brian, and her dog, Rose – all who miss her terribly. Please keep the Hehir family in your thoughts and prayers.

Heather Maples 34, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Van Zandt County, Texas.  Authorities say she was shot and killed, and her former boyfriend shot and critically injured, by her 44 year-old estranged husband, who barged into her former boyfrien…d’s home early in the morning.  While media outlets have portrayed Heather’s killer as a “jilted” husband because he claims she was cheating on him, Heather’s family says she had left her husband of just three months and was staying at her former boyfriend’s home for safety.  Heather was a mother of four.

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Janice Hobbs 69, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Lewis County, Tennessee.  Authorities say she her 73 year-old estranged husband ran over her with his vehicle on a state highway.  According to witnesses, after hitting her with his vehicle and d…ragging her about 10 feet, he picked up a stick and beat her with it.  Janice had moved out of the home she shared with him and was in the process of divorcing him.  He has been charged with first-degree murder.

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We are very sorry to tell you all that Megan Pettis has passed away.  (edited 3/21, 11:45 am) http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Publix-Shooting-Victim-Declared-Dead-199370101.html Panama City, FL – New information in the case of a Panama… City firefighter accused of shooting is ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store. According to the arrest affidavit obtained by News Channel 7, police say Joseph Moody fired a total of nine shots at Megan Pettis yesterday afternoon as she tried to drive away from him. Two of the .45 caliber bullets hit her, one in the head and one in the leg. She remains in critical condition at Bay Medical Center. Also in that affidavit, police say the 41-year-old firefighter confessed to shooting his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend, who he lived with until four months ago. This afternoon, the judge set Moody’s bond at $1 million on the attempted murder charge and $25,000 for discharging a firearm in public. Panama City Assistant City Manager Jeffrey Brown told NewsChannel 7 Moody is also now on suspension. He said Moody will get paid for his 10 days of vacation time and then be placed on unpaid suspension. Brown said whether Moody ultimately loses his job depends on if he is convicted of this crime

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Natasha McDade 23 years old  died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Police say she was confronted in the courtyard of a family member’s apartment by her 36 year-old former boyfriend who shot her in the head before attempting to kill himsel…f.  He faces a murder charge upon his release from a hospital.  Natasha, known as Tasha to her loved ones, was a mother of three. http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/03/21/4718700/woman-found-dead-at-southeast.html http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/03/at-least-one-dead-in-shooting-outside-fort-worth-apartments.html/

Megan Pettis 24 years old died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Panama City, Florida.  Authorities say that on Tuesday, her ex-boyfriend fired nine shots at her car in broad daylight as she desparately attemtped to escape him in a busy Publix grocery store parking lot.  She suffered bullet wounds to her head and leg.  Bystanders held her attacker down until police arrived to take him into custody.  She died at a hospital.  He is charged with murder.

Tiffany Bozeman 30 and her daughter, Gabrielle Menefee 3, were found deceased Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Tiffany and her daughter were shot and killed, and her 5 year-old son shot and critically injured, by her boyfriend,… the children’s father, in their home.  Their bodies were discovered by a friend after she drove to her home to check on her when she didn’t show up for work and they couldn’t reach her by phone after her boyfriend’s body was discovered in his vehicle in a nearby city with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Kadie Ann Chambers 27, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in Queens, New York.  Authorities say she was beaten and strangled by her 30 year-old common-law husband.  They say after he killed her, he dumped her body into the water at Idlewild Park Pres…erve in Queens then cleaned her blood off of their bedroom carpet.  He is charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.  Kadie was a mother of a young son. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130320/jamaica/queens-man-charged-with-murdering-girlfriend-dumping-her-body


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Barbara Littlejohn died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Dania Beach, Florida.  Authorities say she was shot and killed by her estranged husband at the home she had just moved out of when separating from him.  He also shot himself and remains hospitalized in critical condition.  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-dania-murder-suicide-folo-20130314,0,5731602.story http://www.local10.com/news/Authorities-identify-victim-suspect-in-murder-attempted-suicide/-/1717324/19303656/-/9c5k4hz/-/index.html


Nedra Thomas-Mattox died Monday, March 11, 2013 in Buffalo, New York.  Authorities say her 32 year-old husband confessed to killing her in their  home.  He was taken into custody at a bus station while attempting to flee the state and has b…een charged with second-degree murder.  Police say he had a history of domestic violence crimes against her and while they have not released how he killed her, they describe the scene as “very graphic and brutal”.