Santa Rosa Press Democrat – Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Plea delay for slaying suspect
Prosecutor says Healdsburg man stabbed in neck
By RANDI ROSSMANN
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 4:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 4:57 a.m.
Autopsy results are expected today for a 46-year-old Healdsburg man killed in a domestic dispute, but a prosecutor said Tuesday that Daniel Mooney apparently was stabbed twice in the neck.
Mooney’s, girlfriend Sheyna Douprea, 23, faces a murder charge for his death, and appeared briefly in Sonoma County court early Tuesday but did not enter a plea….(Full Story)
F4L: The article states that,
Domestic violence cases involving women arrested for homicide in Sonoma County are infrequent.
“We’ve had half a dozen in the last decade or so,” said Sonoma County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Joan Risse.
“It’s very rare,” said veteran defense attorney Chris Andrian, who has worked in Sonoma County more than three decades.
and then recounts some of those cases.
Certainly, “Domestic violence cases involving women arrested for homicide in Sonoma County are infrequent” are rare in the eyes Joan Risse and Chris Andrian, but men comprise more than 40 percent of DV murder victims, nationally in the US, and that includes only those male victims whose murders were brought to trial.
Many murders of men are never brought to trial and remain unsolved (especially when contract killers or poison were used). That is not necessarily but quite possibly due to the fact that wives and girlfriends are frequently the last suspected in those unsolved murders of men, or, if they are, not brought to trial or have their crimes pleaded down to a lesser offence.
Prof. Martin Fiebert’s analyses of studies of intimate partner violence puts a different perspective on the issue of female violence against male spouses.
REFERENCES EXAMINING ASSAULTS BY WOMEN ON THEIR SPOUSES OR MALE PARTNERS:
AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Martin S. Fiebert
Department of Psychology
California State University, Long Beach
Last updated: September 2008
SUMMARY: This bibliography examines 246 scholarly investigations: 187 empirical studies and 59 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. The aggregate sample size in the reviewed studies exceeds 237,750.
The difference between perceptions, such as those expressed in the opinions by Joan Risse and Chris Andrian, of the frequency of female violence and the study reports examined by Prof. Martin Fiebert constitutes the extent of pro-female and anti-male bias held by officials who ignore the scientific evidence of intimate partner violence.
When it comes to violence against weaker and younger victims, women undoubtedly predominate, by far, as the perpetrators of serious and fatal violence against children in families.