Dispute: to debate, question, to argue.
Sounds so innocuous doesn’t it?
In this story three people including the one doing the “disputing” died.
Mayor Scott Lang said the shooter died of a self-inflicted wound. Police said there was an exchange of gunfire with officers and would not confirm the shooter killed himself.
The club’s owner, Tom Tsoumas of Easton, told WBZ-AM his nephew Tory Marandos, 30, who was managing the club, and a floor host, Bobby Carreira, were killed by the man, who had been told to stay away after a failed relationship with a bartender.
Tsoumas identifed the shooter as Scott Medeiros. He said the club had hired him about two years ago to install a security system.
Tsoumas said Medeiros had dated a bartender at the club, and she feared him. He went to the club about two weeks ago and Carreira told him to stay away.
‘‘He said, ‘This isn’t the place for you. She doesn’t want to see you. It’s only going to cause problems.’ And he went away, but he evidently came in last night,’’ Tsoumas said.
David Rama Johnson, 26, of St. Augustine was ordered held without bond in the St. Johns County Jail after his initial court appearance. It was not known if he had an attorney.
The victims were identified as Carol Ann Jasner, 56, and her daughter, Julia Jasner, 28, both of St. Augustine.
According to detectives, Julia Jasner and Johnson had a two-year relationship that may have ended Sunday when they got into an argument.
Officers were dispatched to the Del Mar Apartments, about two miles south of St. Augustine, about 6:30 p.m. after reports of shots being fired.
Was this his way of debating whether or not the relationship should end?
Rodney Pettit, 27, was charged Nov. 29 with child abuse by injury, first-degree burglary, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and malicious injury to property.
According to court records, at about 6 a.m. Nov. 27 Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane McHale received a call about a domestic dispute. The victim reported that she and her ex-boyfriend, Pettit, got into an argument on the phone. The victim told McHale that she and Pettit had been separated for two years.
Pettit allegedly showed up at the victim’s home and let himself into the home. The victim reportedly tried to answer her ringing cell phone, but Pettit came over and grabbed her phone and threw up against the wall, breaking it. The victim told McHale that Pettit allegedly grabbed her and threw her against her computer desk and then picked her up and slammed her on the ground. The woman allegedly tried to crawl to the front door, but Pettit started kicking her and pushing her. When the victim allegedly asked Pettit if he was going to keep hitting her in front of her children, he replied yes and started hitting her again. He then allegedly turned around and hit her one-year-old daughter in the face, according to the report. The victim told McHale that Pettit then picked her up and slammed her against the wall.
I think I missed that chapter on effective debating skills.
The use of a term like Domestic Dispute hides the true and brutal nature of these violent incidents and keeps hidden that which we do not wish to acknowledge; which is, that we still have the basic concept of ownership within relationships.