Halloween Safety

The spooky season is upon us. Lilo at Lost in Lima Ohio has a post up about protecting those litte (and not so little) ones when trick or treating. Check out Just a reminder for Trick or Treat. Yeah, yeah I know we have all done it before. But it only happens once a year, so a refresher couldn’t hurt.

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The Crime, The Crash

On Saturday, a friend of Michael Neely’s was talking with him and something was said that caused him concern so he called 911.

Police responded to Neely’s home and found his estranged wife, Linda Neely dead on the bathroom floor. Reportedly she died of a stab wound to the heart. Police are not releasing many details about the homicide, and they are not saying how many times she was stabbed. But they are saying they believe the stabbing took place between noon and 1 pm.

About the same time, police were called to the scene of a car accident, where they found Michael Neely. His car had struck a tree, and he suffered a broken leg a broken elbow and other injuries. Police are not saying if Neely was trying to get away from the crime.

Police say they had been to the home before. On Aug. 15 they served a protection order on Michael Neely. And later the same day they returned to the home and removed a pistol and several rifes as instructed in the order. Reportedly Neely was never charged in any domestic incident but family and friends have said there is a history of domestic violence.

It is believed that Linda Neely had gone to the home on Saturday to pick up some plants she had left at the home in order to take them to her new home. Police say she did not notify their office that she was returning to the home. Authorities are not releasing whether Linda Neely knew her husband would be at home that day.

Michael Neely has been charged with first degree manslaughter and 7 th degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is still in the hospital and the arraignment was held in his hospital room. He is being held under guard at the hospital.

The couple had two children who are now with relatives.

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If you abuse, you can still choose

Has there been violence in your relationship? Control issues? Have you found yourself saying things that may be construed as abusive? Name calling or putting someone down? Shouting and/or cursing? Threats or intimidation? Hitting, slapping or pushing? Jealousy or suspicion in the relationship? Throwing things or causing property damage? Do you find yourself trying to keep your spouse or partner from going around others because they try to talk her into leaving because of your behavior?

Maybe you regret things after the argument is over. Maybe you have even scared yourself a couple of times. Maybe you are afraid that your behavior is going to cause you to lose your relationship. Maybe you fear going to jail or prison. Maybe you even fear you will go too far one day.

You may have been raised in an environment where domestic violence was a part of your parents or guardians relationship. You may have had an abusive childhood. Maybe you think it is because of outside stressors- job, financial, other people, your partner, your children, alcohol/drugs or other causes. What causes it does not matter as much as what you do about it.

You have a choice. You can continue as you are and risk everything- your spouse or partner, your children, even your freedom. Or you can choose to ask for help. 

Once violence has entered the relationship, it is almost impossible to stop on your own. It is possible to stop, but almost all need help. On the left is a new category. Abuse Treatment. I will be adding links as I find them. But you can call your local domestic violence agency and ask for help in finding a treatment program in your area. Or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or
TTY 1-800-787-3224 and see if they can help you find a treatment program in your area. It is your choice- risk it all, or get help. Everyone needs a little help sometime. Make the call, your spouse or partner will thank you, your children will thank you. Do it for them, and do it for yourself.

Please don’t end up with me writing about you someday.

To my readers, if you know of any good treatment programs please post them here or email me and I will add them to the links.