Saturday night, Queenie Williams, 37, and her 35 year old boyfriend went out to a club together. Allegedly, after they left a quarrel began. Allegedly the argument continued off and on all night, until about 8 am. Reportedly to avoid being stabbed, the man took refuge in the bathroom and locked the door.

Reportedly, Williams stabbed the door several times. Then she got a gun, and shot through the door multiple times. The boyfriend was hit in the left arm, with the bullet then striking his left side. Bleeding from his wounds, the man ran from the house, yelling for help.

The boyfriend is reported to be in stable condition, it is said his injuries were not life threatening.

Williams has been charged with aggravated battery, but the authorities say that the DA could upgrade the charges to attempted murder.

Amy L. Orlando, 38, was in the process of moving out from the home she shared with her boyfriend Steven J. Johnson, 44, on Sunday.

Reportedly a quarrel erupted, possibly having to do with a previous incident two days earlier. Reportedly Johnson had left the home in an alleged inebriated state. Orlando called the police and Johnson was subsequently arrested for suspicion of drunken driving.

Orlando called police during the quarrel, and when they arrived they found that Orlando had been shot in the chest and buttocks. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Steven Johnson has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

More details on the Johnson/Orlando shooting. Orlando is reported to be in stable condition.

While studies show that male on female domestic violence does predominate, female on male violence does occur.



  1. Cem said,

    July 15, 2006 at 6:41 am

    Just a quick comment. This blog is a tasteful mix of domestic violence education and warm remeberances of the lives of those affected by it – deservedly so. I’ve always thought that telling some of the touching stories of the individuals affected by domestic violence is necessary. The mainstream media gives broad, mostly sensational coverage of violent domestic abuse cases and leaves the viewer with many more questions than story gave answers. However, blogs like this fill an important gap by telling the real stories. I’m glad to see a quality blog like this. Thanks for your great work.

  2. July 15, 2006 at 9:08 am

    The media is doing a better job of finding out more about the people involved, you see that through the interviews they do with family and neighbors. But to me, I felt that maybe someday someone will read here one day, and recognize something close to their own situation. And I hope that in some small way I will help them find help. That is what is often missing from the media articles.

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