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1912: Husband Set On Fire

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Killings in circumstances of domestic violence are a substantial fraction of this set of homicide records. The specific situations may be bizarre, or unusual, as in this case, but the patterns are similar to cases reported today.

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View an interview with Cynthia Grant Bowman comparing patterns in domestic violence in the historical cases with patterns in domestic violence cases in contemporary settings.