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Domestic Violence: A local story

October 31, 2009 | Comments Off on Domestic Violence: A local story

MAY 8, 2009: JULIUS SCOTT, 74, of Dorchester was stabbed to death allegedly by his girlfriend, Verna Sewell, 64. Sewell allegedly confessed to stabbing Scott after he hit her with a brick. Sewell told police the two were having an argument and struggled over the knife, and “somehow it ended up in his chest.” In 2004, Sewell pled guilty to allegedly choking her granddaughter. At that time, a relative told police Sewell had “mental health issues and frequently drank to excess.” Scott also had a history of arrests including a charge of assaulting a previous girlfriend, which was later dismissed. Sewell pleaded not guilty to the charge of first degree murder.

Taken from “Domestic Violence Homicide Narratives,” p. 3, Jane Doe, Inc.


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