Faces Of Domestic Violence

Happy New Year!

Happy belated New Year from everyone at About Face! We began posting to our Faces of Violence stream in March of 2011 with the intention of highlighting local victims of domestic violence and other atrocities. We bent our own rules by posting pieces on memorials laws, such as Meagan’s Law, Adam’s Law and Chelsea’s Law that were enacted following the deaths...

Women in Prison

“In June 1996, The California Coalition for Women Prisoner’s (CCWP) published the first issue of The Fire Inside newsletter, a collaboration between women prisoners, former prisoners, and advocates on the outside. The Idea was to give voice to women prisoners’ experiences, enabling them to report to the public and to each other what was really going on behind...

Ella Stafford and Jonathon Sanderlin

Ella Stafford (15 mos) and Jonathon Sanderlin (13 mos) were found dead on October 22, 2010 at their Allen Park, MI apartment. Police reportedly received a call from their father, and alleged killer Steve Lyn Nicholson at about 2:16 a.m. Nicholson, police said, told a dispatcher he believed the toddlers were gone. Police also said Nicholson was found in the apartment sitting...

Miamor Steen

Miamor Steen, a 5-year-old Latina, was beaten to death Thursday, Sept. 16, in the 3900 block of West Century Boulevard in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. The child’s male caretaker, Solomon Douglas Walters, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder after a preliminary investigation by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office...

Solomon and Samson Geller

Solomon and Samson Geller were shot and killed by their father, pharmacist Troy Geller (35), in an apparent murder-suicide. The kids and their father were found at their Upper Arlington, OH home on Sunday by their mother, Sarah Geller.

Natasha Whyte-Dell and Children

Natasha Whyte-Dell, 36, and four of her children (Bryan Barnett, 14, Diane Barnett, 13, Javon Nelson, 11, and Daniel Nelson, 10) were killed Monday. Rivera Beach, FL police allege that husband Patrick Dell, 41, was behind the murders. Patrick and Natasha had been going through a bitter divorce, and it appears he targeted her and his stepchildren, police said. However, Dell...
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