Pontiac Man Lied About Stabbing To Protect Guilty Girlfriend, Authorities SayThe victim initially said he had fallen on the knife.
Plymouth Man Charged In Assault On Mom, Girlfriend On Mother's DayA 25-year-old man was arrested after a standoff stemming from a domestic violence assault and shots fired on Mother's Day.
Gov. Rick Snyder Signs 4 Domestic Violence BillsThe bills create new rules for people who might undergo domestic mediation through the court system.
Police: Woman Shot Dead During Argument, Boyfriend In CustodyPolice in Waterford are investigating a deadly case of domestic violence after a woman was fatally shot by her boyfriend.
Michigan Senate Approves Overhaul Of Domestic Violence LawsThe package takes into account previously overlooked ways that abusers can manipulate or terrorize victims, such as harming someone's pet.
Taylor Police Apprehend Suspect Wanted In Box Cutter Assault Following Chase On I-94Authorities say a 36-year-old man suspected of attacking someone with a box cutter is now in custody following a police chase that stretched from Downriver to Detroit.
Senate Leaders Expect Virgil Smith To Resign Despite Judge's MoveDemocratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich says he "can't see a scenario" where Smith doesn't resign.
State Senator Virgil Smith Sentenced To 10 Months In JailHe took a plea deal in connection with a domestic violence shooting.
State Senator Virgil Smith Takes Plea Deal, Agrees To Resign In Domestic Assault CaseSmith was arrested last Spring at his Detroit home after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife.
Some Advocates Leery Of Michigan's Domestic Abuse Gun LawsVictims' rights advocates say Michigan lags behind some other states when it comes to laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers.
State Senator Facing January Trial On Domestic Violence, Assault ChargesAlong with felonious assault and domestic violence assault and battery, Virgil Smith is also charged with felony firearm and malicious destruction of personal property.
Family Argument Turns Deadly In Detroit: Mother Killed, Son In CustodyAuthorities say a mother was accidentally killed by her son when an argument broke out at the family's home on Detroit's west side.

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