You were never expecting to have to call the police on your partner. You were together for years without a problem, but lately, things have been strained. They were fired from work, and they have been drinking more than usual. Now, they've begun to lash out.
Back in the 17th century, an English jurist espoused the legal theory that there was no such thing as rape within a marriage because by entering into marriage, a woman's consent to sex with her husband was implied.
An Anne Arundel County District Court judge faces potential suspension from the bench after denying a protective order requested by a Glen Burnie man two months before his death.
A Maryland woman who police say was fatally shot by her husband had filed and then requested dismissal of a protective order against him more than a year ago. Baltimore County police officers found the 51-year-old man outside of the woman's Dundalk home on the evening of March 5 holding a revolver. After dropping the gun, he told them, "She's dead in the back room." Police found her in a bedroom, shot in the head.