A Crime of Violence

2440 Words Feb 4th, 2018 10 Pages
Ta’Osia Thompson was suffocated and then shot dead. Her husband then attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head. He is now in critical condition; on life support at ECMC. Situations like this occurs all too often, although it’s wrong people often endure abuse every day.
The story about Ta’Osia Thompson is a story all too well; Ta’Osia Thompson is my first cousin who was murdered April 1st, 202 by her abusive husband. Ta’Osia was 23 years old and the mother of 1. She was a college graduate, married, successful and everyone thought she was happy and had a perfect life. Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, sexuality, gender, or relationship status. Some people may not know they are being abused because they are either ignorant or don’t know which type of abuse is being inflicted onto them. Licensed mental health counselor Laura Streyffeler feels there are several types of abuse; physical, verbal, sexual, environmental, and emotional abuse. Heise L, Garciea-Moren condones that "domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence (IVP), partner abuse, and spousal abuse, is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The terms domestic violence or intimate partner…