Friday, March 15, 2013
Domestic violence can happen in seconds or minutes. This video shows the short time in which a fatal act of domestic violence occurred in Portsmouth last month.
The late Terry Lynn “Sam” (Damms) Chiodo boarded a RIPTA bus on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, just outside the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road. Shortly after boarding the bus, Chiodo was fatally stabbed. Her estranged husband, Christopher James, allegedly attempted to leave the bus. He ordered the bus to stop at the overlook near Lehigh Terrace. Two passengers stopped James, who is now facing charges of first-degree murder. The video featured above was filmed to demonstrate how fast domestic violence can occur. The distance between the senior center bus stop and overlook is less than a mile. Driving at 35 mph, the entire video was filmed in one minute, 18 seconds. The video was filmed by Newport Patch editor …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A funeral service was held this past Sunday for the late Terry Chiodo, who died Wednesday after being fatally stabbed on a RIPTA bus.
Family members and friends said goodbye Sunday to the late Terry Lynn “Sam” (Damms) Chiodo, the Portsmouth woman who died Wednesday, Feb. 27, after being fatally stabbed on a RIPTA bus. Many lined up outside the CrossPoint Church in Newport Sunday to pay their respects. A private burial was held after the service. Chiodo, 46, of Portsmouth died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, from injuries after she was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Her estranged husband, Christopher James, has been charged with first-degree murder. According to The Sakonnet Times, this violent act marks the first murder to take place in Portsmouth since 2002 and, according to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the first …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The family of the late Terry Chiodo released the following statement.
The family of the late Terry Chiodo, a Portsmouth woman who was fatally stabbed early Wednesday morning shortly after boarding a RIPTA bus, released the following statement. The victim's estranged husband, Christopher James, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death. The Texas family of Terry Chiodo wish to thank the heroes who grabbed the animal who murdered our family on the bus, who risked their lives to apprehend that murderer. You will be hailed in Texas and by us as heroes, who do not stand by and witness assaults on women in public and in private. Texas stands by you in this as well as millions of women who have been abused. To the Lt. Col. Raymond Studley, we express our thanks for your condolences to…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The woman, who died after being stabbed on a RIPTA bus Wednesday, worked at several area Subway shops.
Updated at 2:12 p.m. Portsmouth police have identified the woman who was fatally stabbed shortly after boarding a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus early Wednesday morning. The victim has been identified as Terry Chiodo, 46, of Portsmouth. Portsmouth police say Chiodo boarded the RIPTA bus in front of the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to the overlook on West Main Road near Lehigh Terrace in regards to a reported stabbing. The overlook is less than a mile from where Chiodo boarded the bus. "When police arrived on scene, they learned that a 46-year-old female resident of Portsmouth had been stabbed by a male passenger shortly after she…
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence says stabbing today is a stark reminder "that we have a long way to go to achieve a Rhode Island that is free of domestic violence."
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Thursday, February 28
The following is from a statement issued by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Portsmouth Police Department has not released the name of the victim from today's fatal stabbing on a RIPTA bus. First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of Terry L. Chiodo. While her death marks the first murder to occur in Portsmouth in a decade and Rhode Island’s first domestic violence murder in 2013, it is also a stark reminder that we have a long way to go to achieve a Rhode Island that is free of domestic violence. Even in a community that is known for its safety, domestic violence does happen behind closed doors every day by abusers who seek to control their partners—murder is often their final …
The suspect, Christopher James, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Second District Court.
A Providence man, arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly stabbing a Portsmouth woman on a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus, was arraigned this afternoon in Second District Court. Christopher R. James, 46, with a last known address of 207 Rhodes St., Providence, was charged with first-degree domestic murder, according to WPRO. He did not enter a plea at his arraignment, according to the article. He is also being held without bail pending a hearing, reports The Providence Journal. The Journal also released the identity of the victim despite investigators withholding this information pending family notification. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to the overlook on West Main Road near Willow …
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