Women in Paris stage a die-in on Oct. 19 while holding placards with the names of women killed by their partners. (Thibault Camus/AP) The couple were arguing in their kitchen in Florida when Warren Clement Brown allegedly cut the arms of his girlfriend, Sophie Solis. Less than two weeks after his arrest and release on bail, police say he stabbed Solis to death.
The day Brown allegedly attacked Solis, St. Petersburg police say he also followed her outside the home they shared, carrying a large kitchen knife.
“I’ll kill you all,” Brown, 57, allegedly said to Solis and another man.
Brown followed through on part of his promise on Thursday, police say, marking a calamitous end to a pattern of events that domestic-violence advocates say is all too common.
“We’ve seen so many of them at this point — so many cases where someone has assaulted somebody that they’re supposed to love in such a violent way,” said Jennifer White, program director for curriculum development and program design at the San Francisco-based organization Futures Without Violence.
Brown pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated assault stemming from the alleged cutting incident on Nov. 9, as the Tampa Bay Times first reported. After paying $15,000 in bail the next day, Brown was released from custody. He agreed not to contact Solis, 43, and to stay at least 500 feet away from her, court records show.
But Brown allegedly disregarded that order on Nov. 12 and went to the house he and Solis […]
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