In Dania Beach on Valentines Day something went horribly wrong. A woman went to meet with her new boyfriend on Valentines Day at a local motel. They never had time for any "issues" to surface in their relationship. She never seen what would happen next coming, and she never stood a chance.
No one ever expects this to happen to them, but this senseless death should shed some light of the very real dangers of domestic violence today.
People need to know the warning signs and heed them. It does not take months or years for a domestic violence situation to be deadly. Like this case, it may be the first incident that ends a life.
Broward Sheriff’s Office affiliate verified that, "Carlos Cadavid, shot his new girlfriend, whom he has only known for four days, then allegedly staged the crime scene to make it look like a suicide."
After he was finished with the murder and crime scene staging he called the Broward Sheriff’s Office and reported the "staged version" of the incident.
It did not take long for law enforcement to notify homicide. The scene just did not add up to the trained eye.
Broward County's Medical Examiner did rule her death as a homicide.
Cadavid later admitted that he killed his girlfriend of 4 days. He is subsequently charged with first-degree murder.
On Valentine’s Day more than $18 billion will be spent on candy, flowers or jewelry, whereas more than two times that amount will be spent on the victims of domestic violence on this day alone in one form or another.
Some places like Alexandria, La no longer have a local shelter. For locations like these donations to help with the assistance of women and children to safely exit these toxic and often deadly relationships can be made to organizations like Uplifting Change.