In Texas, there is an arrest in the second gay-related domestic violence stabbing murder this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Terry Williams faces murder charges in connection with the vicious slaying of his live-in partner, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Police accuse [Wiilliams] of stabbing Shawn Henderson, 28, in an apartment in the 9900 block of Adleta Boulevard in northeast Dallas. Another man who lives in the apartment told investigators that Williams and Henderson were lovers and had been staying with him. He said he heard them arguing and told them to keep it down. Then he heard them physically fighting. The witness said he watched as Williams retrieved a knife from the kitchen and began stabbing Henderson with it. Police found the man in a pool of blood. Williams is being held at Dallas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Earlier this week: U,.S. Customs Police and Mexico's Policia Ministerial del Estado arrested 19-year-old Ernesto Ivan Martinez who fled across the border. Martinez is suspected of killing Barry Horn, the 59-year old executive director of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, and "they are believed to have been lovers until a recent falling out", reports the Dallas Voice.
The Williams and Martinez cases come during the same week the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects (NCAVP) releases data on LGBT domestic violence. The data will be officially released later this afternoon and finds a total of 3,419 LGBT domestic violence incidents reported in 2008. The real numbers are undoubtedly much higher. Reportedly there is "an increased demand" in anti-violence services by LGBT persons of color and LGBT youth—who unfortunately are often taught to value hyper-masculine behavior and ignore/minimize domestic violence. Read hundreds of supportive comments here.