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A Buffalo man is facing murder charges for killing his girlfriend. Donald P. McCoy, who is 75-years-old, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. According to WIVB, he was charged with second-degree murder a week ago. Police allege that he stabbed his 55-year-old girlfriend Adele Oliver-Reese on December 3, 2020. The incident happened in the 800 block of Amherst Street in Buffalo, at an apartment the couple shared. McCoy is being held without bail and faces 25-years to life behind bars.

Buffalo Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Police in Buffalo investigated a murder-suicide in south Buffalo. Almost exactly a month ago, on January 8, 2021, according to WKBW. Officers with the Buffalo Police Department found a 27-year-old woman deceased first. She was discovered on Riverview Place. They then found a 47-year-old man dead in Hamburg. Police believe he was the shooter; he apparently shot himself. The identities of the victim nor the perpetrator have been released. Authorities are investigating the domestic incident.

I have never been in a relationship with domestic violence, but my heart goes out to those women who have been in one. My thoughts are with Adele's friends and family. As authorities and advocates often say, getting out of an abusive relationship can be very difficult. If you or someone you know is facing the dangerous situation of escaping a potentially deadly situation, here are some resources,

"Domestic Violence Resources in the WNY area:

Family Justice Center Hotline
716-558-7233

211 WNY
888-696-9211

Domestic Violence Help Hotline - Haven House
716-884–6000 or 716-862-HELP

Erie County Department of Social Services - Domestic Violence Unit
716-858-6118

National Domestic Violence hotline
800-799-SAFE"

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