17-year-old victim of north Tulsa homicide identified

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Authorities identified the teenager who was killed Tuesday after a shooting in a north Tulsa neighborhood. Reginald Phillips, 17, died Tuesday following a shooting in the 5100 block of North Frankfort Avenue, Tulsa Police Lt. Brandon Watkins said.

Women Violently Choked by Partners Are Later Killed—But Doctors Miss the Signs

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Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in May 2010. The attack that killed her wasn’t the first—he’d assaulted her before. To Kathryn Laughon, a forensic nurse examiner and professor of nursing at UVA, one detail stands out: During one earlier incident, Love’s ex-boyfriend put his hands around her neck and strangled her. People saw it happen, but didn’t report it at the time—it got lumped in with the other episodes, and wasn’t recognized anything more or less violent than everything else going on.

Faye Swetlik’s cause of death was asphyxiation, neighbor abducted and killed her, investigators say

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Faye Swetlik, the 6-year-old girl who was found dead last Thursday in Cayce, S.C., after disappearing from her front yard three days earlier, was killed by her neighbor who acted as the “sole perpetrator,” investigators said Tuesday.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said the autopsy showed Swetlik’s death was a homicide and the cause of her death was asphyxiation.

She also said Swetlik died just a few hours after the neighbor, 30-year-old Coty Taylor, abducted her. She later revealed that Taylor died by suicide.