On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Domestic Violence on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
When most people think of domestic violence, they imagine the man as the aggressor, with the woman being physically or emotionally traumatized by a cruel significant other. While this is certainly the case in some instances, it is important to remember that anyone can be the victim of domestic abuse, and women can certainly cause serious injuries if they want to, especially if they have a weapon of some kind, such as a bus.
This was the setting of an incident that occurred months ago in Wisconsin when a couple began a heated argument that ended with the woman running the man over with the bus that the couple lived in. According to reports, the man had lost a great deal of money in a poker tournament. When he entered another tournament in an attempt to recoup his losses, the argument escalated until the woman allegedly mentioned wishing that the man were dead.
In response to this chilling remark, the man claims that he then laid down in front of the bus and told her to kill him, expecting this to make her realize the severity of her claim. Instead, she moved the bus forward before driving off, leaving the man lying in the parking lot with multiple fractures and a serious cut. The woman was later discovered in Missouri, where she was extradited to Wisconsin, and a trial date has recently been set for early September.
This case serves to demonstrate how serious money issues can become, causing people to do crazy things that they would otherwise likely not do. It also proves that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, even someone who is reportedly trying to diffuse a situation. If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence, do not hesitate to seek the assistance of an attorney. You could be protected from further abuse.
Source: GazetteXtra, “Woman, accused of running over boyfriend, faces trial,” Frank Schultz, July 20, 2015