According to a recent article in the American Bar Journal, 28-year-old Paul Henry Gonzalez Jr. assaulted his 23-year-old wife Catherine after a judge ordered him to pay child support and set visitation terms. He came up behind her in a Florida judge's chambers and attacked her, giving her two black eyes, broken facial bones and a bloody lip. Catherine's lawyer restrained the man until deputies could get there. Law enforcement used a stun gun to subdue him. He is now jailed in lieu of $1 million bond on a felony battery charge.
In late July, motorcyclists from across Michigan embarked on the fourth annual Ride Against Domestic Violence. According to a report in the Morning Sun, the ride is co-sponsored by Mary's Dream, Living Without Fear, a nonprofit organization that was formed after the murder of Mary Lynn Babb. A former employee of the Morning Sun, Babb was shot and killed by her estranged husband in 2007.