‘Would I have to be dead?’: Domestic violence victim questions DA plea deal that gave attacker no jail time
A San Antonio woman severely beaten by her boyfriend inside his East Side apartment said she has been let down by the criminal justice system after her attacker was given a plea deal that included no jail time.
Immigrants in abusive relationships usually threatened with deportation, so they never get help
Immigrants are a specific group of abuse survivors that are typically threatened with the same thing that keeps them from getting help — deportation. They are told they have nowhere else to go, but a local mom wants victims to know there is somewhere to go.
Edgewood officer arrested, accused of ‘launching’ woman into table, injuring her hand, wrist and knee
An Edgewood Independent School District Police Department officer was arrested earlier this month after a woman told sheriff’s deputies he injured her wrist and knee during a domestic violence incident, records show.
SAPD: Man with history of violence told ex he was taking her to see her dead parents, sent photos of large holes he dug
A San Antonio man with a history of violent offenses is accused of telling his ex-girlfriend he was taking her to see her dead parents and sent her photos of large holes in the ground he dug, a warrant obtained by KSAT Investigates shows.
Record deaths in Texas as Supreme Court decides whether some domestic violence perpetrators can have guns
In 2022, 216 Texans were killed by intimate partners. That's the second-highest number on record. Those numbers came out as a Supreme Court case began, debating whether perpetrators with civil protective orders should be able to have guns.
Don’t let a language barrier stop you from getting help with domestic violence
Many domestic violence victims who don't speak English avoid reaching out for help. However, a survivor in San Antonio wants others to know there are translation services that can help you and your family escape dangerous situations.
Domestic violence survivor criticizes plea deal that gave attacker no jail time
A domestic abuser with a previous family violence conviction in Bexar County was given five years probation and no jail time as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Now, the deal is being criticized by the victim in the case.
Domestic violence intervention, prevention remains a top priority for San Antonio city officials
Additional funding for domestic violence intervention and prevention programs may result in more reported cases in San Antonio. However, city officials say combating domestic violence is an all-hands effort.
How to have situational awareness in an abusive relationship
To get out of an abusive relationship, you first have to realize that you're in one, but it can be difficult to detect at first. That's why author Kelly Sayre became an expert and wrote a book called Sharp Women on situational awareness for women in dangerous relationships.
Sheriff: 2 children escape after 3 teens, man killed in apparent murder-suicide
Three teenage girls, 13, 14, and 19 were killed before a 38-year-old man killed himself, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. The man was believed to be in a relationship with the mother of two of the teens. She was not home at the time.