Domestic Violence Can Happen in Minutes, Seconds
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 Cara Kenefick, who was sitting in the passenger seat at the time of filming.