Domestic Abusers Crave Power And Control
Missoula County authorities this week charged a local man with killing his 26-year-old girlfriend when she tried to leave him a few days before Christmas. Emmanuel Gomez is accused of deliberate homicide for the death of 26-year-old Charlie Wyrick.
Back in 1992 Ruth Glenn’s husband shot her three times – twice in the head - when she tried to leave her abusive marriage. He killed himself when the police tracked him down several months later.
Glenn now serves as executive director of the Denver-based National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She says abusers come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and economic classes. She does, however, believe they tend to share some common traits: