She lost the war

Did you ever see that kids game, "Where in the world is Carmen Santiago?" 

Well this Carmen Santiago presumably knew where she was and where her boyfriend was also. Sun. afternoon, Carmen Santiago, 44, intentionally drove her car into her boyfriend Luis Puentes, 36, not once, but 3 times. Ater hitting him with the car she hit a utility pole. She then jumped out and took off running. Police caught her and arrested her. She has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, second-degree assault, breach of peace, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and evading responsibility.

Santiago was treated and released at a local hospital. Puentes was also taken to the hospital, but police say his injuries do not appear life threatening.

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-whdcrash0327.artmar27,0,2856136.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

I'm bad. I am sorry, but my first thought was to wonder if she won the argument. Cause she sure has lost the war. She is facing some serious charges on this. A car is a deadly weapon, just as serious as a gun or knife. I wonder too much. I wonder if she still considers the argument worth it?

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Sometimes it is odd

The events that lead up to domestic violence can be very odd. Sometimes they are something major. Sometimes they are not.

Have you seen the recent commercial in which some parents react in horror because their children are texting? I don't know if that has anything to do with the following story, but I have to admit I wondered.

Althea Asbury has been arrested for stabbing  her daughter Jamie Blair, 21, as the result of a dispute over a cell phone. Some articles say that the mother was fighting back after her daughter bit her.

Both women are facing charges.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/2006/local/03/26/stabbing.html

http://www.channelcincinnati.com/news/8272315/detail.html

Come on people, over a cell phone? I know, and I think you all do too, that it is likely that events led up to this that were most likely not related to a cell phone. But when arguments start escalating, it is time to separate!

You will notice that one of the articles I linked to, chose not to name the perpetrator or the victim (whichever is which). I almost passed on the article for that reason. Then I got to thinking. They were both adults. They have both been charged with crimes. And part of being adults is taking responsibility for your own actions. So here ya go!

What kind of a relationship could this mother and daughter have had, that resulted in a biting, stabbing fight? And how will this affect the rest of their family? I mean if they would happen to disagree with somebody's version of these events, would they even dare to say so?