A 44-year-old man, Alex Santiago, was charged with stabbing a woman to death in Brooklyn after the woman, who is allegedly his girlfriend, was found dead in his apartment on April 6th. According to police, Santiago was found outside his apartment with a stab wound on his neck, after supposedly stabbing himself after killing the victim, Tara Beardsall.
According to a New York Post report, the couple had allegedly gotten into a fight when the man stabbed Beardsall and then stabbed himself. The Post also reported that the couple had a history of domestic violence. This tragic incident highlights the seriousness of domestic violence and severity of what abuse can lead to if action is not taken. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact an attorney from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. to seek legal assistance.
Family law attorneys from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. can help victims of domestic abuse obtain an Order of Protection, which is a court order that is issued to help prevent abuse, harassment, violence, or stalking from continuing to occur. If an abuser fails to abide by an order of protection, they are committing a crime by violating the order and can be arrested.
If you are dealing with a domestic violence situation, do not hesitate to seek legal help. In addition to contacting an attorney from our firm, you can seek immediate emergency assistance by calling Safe Horizon’s Emergency Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE.