A Bellflower woman is dead following a Christmas Day shooting that authorities say resulted fromdomestic violence. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the assault.
Investigators say they responded to a call for help at a Bellflower mobile home park. When they arrived, they found the woman dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest. They also found the woman’s former husband, also suffering from a gunshot wound. He was still alive and paramedics took the man to the hospital for treatment. Deputies said the man’s wound appeared to be self-inflicted.
The couple was divorced and had two children, ages 8 and 6. The children were at home at the time of the shooting but were uninjured in the incident. Police have not yet arrested the man in connection with the assault, which they characterized as an attempted murder-suicide.
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This case underlines the tragedy of domestic violence. Fortunately, most cases of spousal abuse don’t end up with this result. Holidays can significantly increase the stress on individuals and families. Sometimes a domestic assault arrest results.
When you face domestic abuse charges, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal courtroom defense, and takes domestic assault cases in Los Angeles County.
Mr. Helfend handles each case personally, so you will work directly with him on your defense. In three decades of practice, he has earned the experience you need to be successful in court. It isn’t always possible to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When it is, Mr. Helfend will work tirelessly to make that happen. When it isn’t a possibility, he will work toward the best possible resolution for your case.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney when your freedom is at stake. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County domestic violence case.
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