Boyfriend Charged With Girlfriend’s Murder After He ‘Drove Her To Suicide After 10 Years of Abuse’
A father-of-two who allegedly drove his partner to suicide after a decade of physical and mental abuse has been charged with her murder.
Long Vang, 34, of Stewartville, Minnesota, is charged with third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and stalking over the death of his girlfriend and mother of his children, Jessica Haban(below).
In a historic ruling, County Attorney Mark Ostrem said that Vang’s behavior directly contributed to Haban taking her own life in December.
The court heard that Vang (above) had forced his long term partner to leave an in-patient mental health treatment just three days before she died.
Ms Haban had been receiving treatment following a traumatic brain injury six months before her death.
Investigators also said that she had suffered increasing levels of domestic abuse at the hands of her partner.