Domestic violence claims two more lives in Las Vegas. This time it was a double murder perpetuated by a former boyfriend of the victim.
Danielle Woods, 38 and Donnie Cobb, 40 were shot to death Sunday morning by Keith Barlow, at approximately 9 am at the Bonita Terrace Apartments located on Paradise road and Sahara Avenue.
Apparently Woods was dating both Cobb and Barlow and was living with Cobb.
There was a history of domestic violence between Woods and Barlow.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that there were four domestic violence incidents between the two, including one in which Barlow shot at Woods and another person in a vehicle.
Family members have gone on record to say that Woods was fearful for her life.
On Sunday morning, Woods was confronted by Barlow, in an alley, outside of her apartment. Barlow tried to get her into his car and held a stun gun to her neck. She screamed and Cobb heard the scream and went to assist Woods.
He too was threatened by Barlow, who pointed a gun at him.
Woods and Cobb took off running for the safety of the apartment they shared and Barlow told the two he would be back.
They contacted police, who responded and took a report. They tried to find Barlow but could not locate him.
Less than two hours, Barlow returned to the apartment and shot the pair to death.
The sobering truth is that Nevada ranks #1 in nation for violence against women by men and the men that are with the women who are targeted are also in danger.
It seems that the men are not only killing their current, estranged or former wives or girlfriend but also killing the new boyfriend or husband.
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has an extensive state coalition resource list , broken down by state, where you can obtain help.
In Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force offers valuable resources including seminars.The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence website also offers resources, education and assistance to combat domestic violence.