Gruesome domestic violence in Tahoe

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, November 24, 2006

In October of last year, a South Shore man attacked his girlfriend with a 2-foot long sword, until police intervened, narrowly saving her life.  In March of this year, a Tahoe City woman was beaten to death inside the home she shared with her boyfriend.  And last Sunday, Jazmin 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 …


Tahoe 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 Galicia turned himself into police after allegedly killing his exgirlfriend with a hammer.


Brian Bahouth KXJZ News.