Male violence tends to get all the headlines but the facts
and statistics say that female violence against men is just as common and
sometimes more common.
TRENTON, N.J. — The wife of a New Jersey man whose body was hacked up, put in
three suitcases and dumped in the ocean last year was arrested Thursday morning
in the death.
Melanie McGuire, 32, of Brick, will be charged Thursday afternoon with
first-degree murder in the death of her husband, William T. McGuire, said John
R. Hagerty, spokesman for the state Division of Criminal Justice.
McGuire was killed April 29, 2004, Hagerty said. His dismembered body was found
in his own matching luggage in the Chesapeake Bay near Norfolk, Va.
Hagerty said authorities believe Melanie McGuire shot her husband in the chest
and torso before the body was dissected and placed in suitcases that were dumped
off the Virginia coast. He said additional arrests were anticipated, but refused
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey planned a news conference Thursday to announce
the arrest. McGuire was to be arraigned in Middlesex County Superior Court
(search) later in the day.
The couple was about to move into an expensive new home in Warren County when
his wife said they had a fight and William McGuire, 39, stormed out of their
Woodbridge apartment. She filed for divorce three weeks after McGuire's car was
found abandoned in Atlantic City, claiming her husband was abusive and had a
The McGuires have two sons, ages 4 and 5.
"I am just so stunned," McGuire's sister, Nancy Taylor, said Thursday. "It
doesn't bring him back, but at least justice will be served."
The easy restraining orders are only granted to women in
spite of the facts. This is an age old tradition that is illegal due to sexual
bias. These court are kangaroo courts that require not evidence or standard of
proof. The are unconstitutional. Men want to protect women and it is
built into our genes - judges are not immune to this and look at a long history
of this practice. It is ruining families, men and the relationships with their
children every day. Massachusetts grants about 40,000 restraining order per
years. Virtually all start at "ex-parte" hearings where all the woman has to do
is say the word "fear" to take away all the man's constitutional rights to his
children and property. NOT EVEN AND ACCUSATION OF PAST VIOLENCE IS REQUIRED -
Just the word "fear". This has been overridden by appeals and should not be
done. The case law has made it clear the "fear" is not enough. It is
ILLEGAL - yet judges continue to ignore this due to a fear to "show up on the
six o'clock news. They would rather take away the rights of 1000 men for
the 1 in 1,000 that might actually hit their wife. This is MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE
and SELF-SERVING. It is not what judges are paid to do, which is enforce the
Additional more restraining order drive up funding from
federal government kickbacks to the states, creating financial incentives for
all within the legal system.