In honour of International Women’s Day – March 8th 2021.
Mayor of Bell Gardens California, Daniel Crespo Snr abused his wife Lyvette for 28 years. He also threatened those he worked with in the council and had a secretary fired for not sleeping with him.
On September 30th, 2014, while beating Lyvette, he turned his violent rage toward their teenage son when he tried to intervene. Crespo punched his son in the face so hard he fell down the stairs. What happened next was an unusual ending to a horribly common situation.
TCNT: Doug Coster wrote to us about the Investigation Discovery Channel show Dead North.
Aussie As: A pair of drunk knuckleheads rob a Northern Territory store of two VB six packs.
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Sources: “Mayor Daniel Crespo battered his wife for 28 years. She shot him the day he turned on their son,” by Hillel Aron, LA Weekly, July 27, 2015. Sex, betrayal, rage mark testimony in death of Bell Gardens mayor, by Marisa Gerber and Richard Winton, Baltimore Sun, May 5, 2015. Under a plea deal, the wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor gets 90 days in jail for his killing, by Marisa Gerber, mcall.com, November 30, 2016. Wife of slain California mayor gets 3 months jail in killing, By Brian Melley, APNews, January 21, 2017. Wife Who Fatally Shot Mayor Husband Released From Jail, NBC Los Angeles, February 28, 2017. The Troubled Life of Slain California Mayor Daniel Crespo, Tribune News Service, November 20, 2014. Bell Gardens mayor, wife who killed him led turbulent lives, ABC7, January 28, 2017. Bell Gardens mayor abused wife for years before she shot him, lawyer says, by Richard Winton and Kate Mather, LA Times, October 2, 2014. During emotional hearing, wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor sentenced to jail time, probation in his killing, By Marisa Gerber, Orlando Times, January 20, 2017. Femicide: Women are most likely to be killed by their partner or ex, BBC News, February 20, 2020.
Aussie As Sources: ‘These would have to be two of the most useless robbers on the planet’: Judge, by Jasmine Burke, NT News, November 3, 2020.