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July 07, 2014

Statement Regarding Bridgeport Domestic Violence Homicide

The murder of Kiromy Fontanez by her ex-boyfriend this weekend in Bridgeport marks Connecticut's 10th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014. Connecticut has now surpassed the 9 total intimate partner violence homicides for all of 2013. Download PDF >
June 30, 2014

Statement Regarding Windsor Locks Domestic Violence Murder-Suicide

The intimate partner murder-suicide alleged to have occurred today in Windsor Locks marks Connecticut's 9th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014. This total includes 2 intimate partner homicides per month since April. Download PDF >
June 05, 2014

Statement Regarding Bristol Murder-Suicide

The murder-suicide in Bristol yesterday marks Connecticut’s 8th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014. Court records show that Kyla Ryng had filed for divorce from her husband, Alexander Ryng, last week on May 30, 2014. Download PDF >
May 07, 2014

Domestic Violence Advocates Call for Stricter Gun Laws in Wake of Oxford Homicide

The death of Lori Gellatly, a young mother from Oxford, marks Connecticut’s 6th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014 and comes less than three weeks after another domestic violence homicide in New Britain. State Police are reporting that Lori’s estranged husband, Scott Gellatly, shot and killed her. The victim's mother who was in the home at the time was also shot and is currently listed in serious condition at a local hospital. It appears that a judge had recently issued an ex parte restraining order with a hearing to be held tomorrow. Ex parte orders are temporary orders put in place for two weeks until a hearing is held to consider a full permanent one-year restraining order. While Connecticut prohibits anyone who is the subject of a full one-year restraining order from possessing a firearm, there are no prohibitions tied to an ex parte order. Download PDF >