of last year, a
man attacked his girlfriend with a
2-foot long sword, until police intervened, narrowly saving her life. In March of this year, a
woman was beaten to death inside
the home she shared with her boyfriend.
And last Sunday,
Gonzalez-Morgado was brutally murdered by an estranged
partner. Michelle Prestowitz of Tahoe
Women’s Services says, despite these high profile cases, many believe affluent Tahoe
is immune from domestic violence.
Everyone thinks its an idyllic setting… everyone must
be happy … everyone’s going boating or skiing or whatever the season may be;
but statistics show, nationally, one-in three women experience some form of
domestic violence in their lifetimes …
women’s services assisted more than one thousand people in 2005. But despite receiving counseling for domestic
violence and a restraining order, last Sunday, Vazquez
turned himself into police after allegedly
killing his exgirlfriend with a hammer.
Brian Bahouth KXJZ News.