Since January 1, 2002 there have been 88 domestic violence related homicides in Mecklenburg County. (Average 7.3 per year)
There have been 875 "intimate partner" related homicide in North Carolina in the same time period. Mecklenburg County has led the State of North Carolina every year. (Average 72.9 per year)
2011 Domestic Violence Related Homicide Report
DV related homicides by Month & by Holiday 2002-2010
DV related homicides by Firearms 2002-2010 DV related homicides followed by suicide 2002-1010
2003-2006 Domestic Violence Homicide Report
For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call Mecklenburg County Community Support Services' Women's Commission at 704-336-3210 or Safe Alliance's Shelter for Battered Women 24-hour hotline at 704-332-2513.
For more information on this listing and other domestic violence public awareness efforts, please call Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.
Local "Intimate Partner Related" Homicides
The following listing does not include "Family related" homicides which are recognized under the Federal definition.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families left behind AND we raise a banner high for those out there surviving in violent homes.
These lives were not lost in vain. Each and every one of their lives is important. Each one tells a story that sheds light on this very dark issue we know as domestic violence.
(Listed chronologically, not alphabetically.)
James Lacrossa, 51, was stabbed in a domestic dispute shortly before 10:00 PM in his Ballantyne Apartment. The police arrested and charged his wife Carole Lacrossa, 48, with murder.
Emanee Womack, 33, died as a result of injuries incurred in an altercation with her boyfriend, Sharrandon Adams, 31 on Saturday night. She died the next day due to a head injury.
Lonnie Denar McConico, 43, was found dead at a south Charlotte apartment complex Saturday morning, police said, after a woman called 911 saying she’d stabbed her boyfriend. The DA's Office will determine if charges will be filed.