WWE Wrestler Jerry Lawler Arrested on Domestic Violence in Las Vegas
Reported by MAANE KHATCHATOURIAN of VARIETY.COM
Wrestler Jerry Lawler, known in the ring as “The King,” has been indefinitely suspended by WWE after being arrested on domestic violence in Las Vegas on Thursday night in Tennessee.
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest,” the organization said in a statement on its site.
Lawler, 66, and his girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, 27, were both taken into custody for domestic assault, with each alleging that the other had assaulted them.
Lawler, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007, has been with the wrestling company since 1992, both as a wrestler and a commentator.
The wrestler was also arrested in 1999 after a parking enforcement officer claimed he ran over her foot as he drove away following an argument over a parking ticket.
One Critical, One in Custody After Stabbing Related to Domestic Violence in Las Vegas
Reported by MARVIN CLEMONS of News3LV
One man is in critical condition at UMC and another is in custody after a stabbing in the west valley this morning.
“The stabbing was domestic violence related,” Metro Lt. Jeff Goodwin told News 3. “His injuries are life-threatening and another male is in custody.”
The call came in about 9:15 a.m. from 7075 West Gowan Road, Goodwin said.
In a different incident, a stabbing victim walked into Mountain View Hospital about 10:30 a.m.
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Las Vegas woman denied protection order 3 weeks before husband killed her and their three children
Reported by Travis Gettys of RAWSTORY.com
Phoukeo Dej-Oudom sought the order June 8 but was denied the following day without a hearing because the request did “not meet statutory requirements,” reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The 34-year-old Dej-Oudom, who filed for divorce May 25, had moved with her children to a cousin’s home in the suburbs.
The court denied her request for a protection order, although it’s not clear what statutory requirements Dej-Oudom failed to meet.
Judge William Potter, who presided over the divorce case, was unavailable for comment, and his assistant referred the newspaper to county court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price, who declined to comment.
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Amy Mastin, the hearing master who denied the application, was also not available for comment.
Nevada law allows for temporary protection orders when there is evidence of domestic violence or threats of domestic violence — which include harassment and threats.
An extended protection order could have resulted in a court order for Jason Dej-Oudom, who had arrested in 2005 for domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio, to turn over his firearms.
Phoukeo Dej-Oudom quit her job on June 18 at Sport Clips Haircuts in fear for her life, and she was dead 11 days later.
She was shot and killed June 29 outside a Walgreens store, and police found her three children and their father dead at the family’s condominium.