Ex-boyfriend arrested in Fort Worth triple homicide

June 4, 2014 –Cynthia Serrano, 48, her sister, 35-year-old Cathy de Leon, and daughter, 21-year-old April Serrano  were found dead in their Fort Worth home on Tuesday morning.  Later that evening, The Fort Worth Police Department issued an arrest warrant for capital murder and arrested Cedric McGinns, who is listed in police reports as the ex-boyfriend of one of the …

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Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Will Save Lives

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauded the Supreme Court in ruling that people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns. They also ruled that this law can be enforced even in states where no proof of physical force is required to support the domestic violence charge. “In 2012, six Tarrant County women were …

Fort Worth shelter suffers extensive damage from broken pipe

Early Tuesday, March 4, SafeHaven’s Fort Worth shelter suffered significant water damage after a fire sprinkler pipe burst. The entire lower floor, which holds the shelter’s daycare, activity room and FWISD self-contained school, sat under about six inches of standing water and remains completely unusable with walls, ceilings, fixtures and furnishings destroyed.

Teens learn to stand up to dating violence because of a dare

Cornerstone Crossroads Academy and Linda Jobe Middle School students benefit from one woman’s dare to make the world better February 24, 2014 — According to loveisrespect.org, one in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a partner. Perhaps even more shocking, only 33{18491fa3714fea8d08d95590ffb001d1ade5097a5805c7edbc7ff5963444cfd9} of teens who were in an abusive relationship …

Report shows family violence fatalities increased in December

2013 ended tragically. Suzanne Parsons was stabbed to death Monday afternoon at a RE/MAX real estate office on Heritage Trace Parkway near Alliance Town Center.  On Tuesday, Parsons’ ex-husband John St. Angelo was arrested after a five-hour standoff with police. St. Angelo is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife.  (Read the January 1st Star Telegram report.) According to a 2012 …