John Leo Davis Jr., of Goodyear, Arizona, is in jail, charged with chasing his wife with a kitchen knife in their home and killing her. Seven children, ages 3 to 15, were home at the time.
The Arizona Republic reported that police had been called to the home four times in the past two years. Davis also had a history of domestic violence in previous relationships.
Davis himself called police, saying he’d “lost his mind.”
Goodyear murder suspect has a history of domestic violence, on AZCentral.com.
In his book The Batterer — a psychological profile, Donald G. Dutton, Ph.D., describes three types of male abusers.
- Psychopathic wife assaulters, who have no conscience.
- Over controlled wife assaulters, who demand subservience.
- Cyclical abusers, who Dutton says may have borderline personality disorder.
Book Review: ‘The Batterer’ describes three types of male abusers, on Lovefraud.com.
Unfortunately, now it doesn’t matter what type of abuser Davis is. His wife is dead.