Connecticut readers likely know that it is common for some families to bicker and get into disputes. Unfortunately, our readers should also know that these disputes can often get out of control, leading to potential domestic violence. Domestic violence can happen in any family, and in any dynamic. One recent case involves a mother and son whose argument apparently became physical and out of control.
According to police, the argument between a 23-year-old man and his mother became physical, leading to the mother becoming injured. The man reportedly threw undisclosed objects, striking his mother several times. Reports indicate that she was struck in the chest, stomach and shoulder. Police also state that when the man went to leave, he threw another object at a door causing the glass to shatter.
The glass shattering is apparently what led to the primary injuries sustained by the mother. She reportedly sustained injuries to her wrist and thigh. There was no word on whether she required medical attention. In addition, the cause for the argument was not disclosed.
The man was arrested by Vernon police for domestic violence. He was recently scheduled to appear in a Connecticut court, though no updates have been provided. Bond was set, totaling more than $50,000.
Like anyone in our state who is accused of committing a crime, this young man will have an opportunity to defend himself against the allegations of domestic violence. A strong defense may include an examination of the events leading up to the police becoming involved, as well as all physical evidence available. It is unfortunate when family disputes end up in the courtroom, though with the right support system, cases like this one can be successfully litigated giving those involved a chance to move forward and get the help that they need to repair their family.
Source: wtnh.com, "Son arrested for domestic violence," Oct. 26, 2012