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Martial Dispute With Extreme Results

On Behalf of / Friday, 10 August 2018 / Published in assault, battery, felony, Personal Injury

Phoenix Woman Arrested for Husbands Death

Being married fights are bound to happen. Does that mean it gives you an okay to shoot your spouse? Probably not. Amanda Lynn Miller is now facing twelve years in prison due to shooting her husband which resulted in his death.

Amanda at first, pled guilty to 2nd degree murder after she shot and killed her spouse. The husband was thirty-six year old, Jesus Nevarez-Galindo.

According to the reports, Amanda had told the police that her husband started a fire in the kitchen before she shot him. When the police arrived to the scene he was already dead.

The investigating police said that there had been a history of domestic violence between Amanda and her husband. The investigators found out that they had been arguing over “financial difficulties” just before the shooting.

Divorce Due to Spouse Abuse

When a marriage is so toxic that you have to put tracking devices on the other person’s vehicle, it’s probably time to get away from the marriage.

Celebrities are no different when it comes to martial disputes. Jason Kidd is a point guard for The Nets is struggling with spousal abuse of his own. According to Kidd his wife, Joumana kicked and punched him and put tracking devices on his vehicles, computers and even taunted him during his games. Due to this extreme behavior he has filed for divorce.

This isn’t something new though, since 2001 the Kidds’ couple has had multiple reports of spousal abuse. Joumana Kid had someone call 911 while Kidd had played for the Phoenix Suns. Why did she call the police? She claims that he had punched her in the face because she didn’t want him eating their son’s French fries.

Things aren’t calming down in the situation though, now Joumana Kidd is filing a lawsuit against her husband. She is claiming there has been “years of spousal abuse” and infidelity. There is a twenty-seven page lawsuit that describes Jason Kidd as a crazy “S.O.B.”.  She also claims that Kidd often beat her, smashed her head against the middle console of their vehicle, threw objects at her, and would frequently go days without talking to her while he was on the road.

Spousal Abuse

Joumana said that she tried to work through their troubles since in 2004 Kidd said he “recommitted” himself to Christianity. Then one time he said that he had a “chemical imbalance” which would cause the issues. Of course things didn’t get any better. According to Joumana there was constant drinking, cheating with strippers and other women, there was also gambling. He would use buying her jewelry to apologize for his horrible behavior.

The local news actually has a map of where Kidd allegedly fool around behind her back.

Friend of Joumana Statement:

She isvery focused. She’s trying to spend as much time with her kids as possible. She’s doing fine. She didn’t want a measure of payback. She tried to have the record sealed.

There are rumors that the Nets are going to trade Kidd before the deadline. Kidd went to Las Vegas for the NBA All Star Game however, he was injured so he couldn’t play.

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