A Man Killed The Mother Of His Child During An Apparent Argument
By: Eboni Walker
A Philadelphia man turns himself in after killing the mother of his child.
Police charged thirty-two-year-old Tyrese Lynch on Monday when he turned himself in around 11:50 am. He was arrested and charged with “murder, VUFA-Former convict, endangering welfare and other related offenses.”
Lynch murdered Isis Williams early Friday morning inside a home in Germantown, Philadelphia.
Officials found Williams dead around 4 a.m on Friday.
Police announced Lynch shot Williams in the head while their five-day-old daughter was in the room.
According to Williams’ aunt, Aspara Agyeman, Isis was on the phone with her mom when the incident happened. Her mother heard the gunshots that took the life of her daughter.
“Her mother heard the shots,” said Agyeman.
Agyeman had three children. Her youngest who is now one-week-old is staying with Williams’ aunt.
“Even though I may be the one that ends up raising her, she’s gonna know that Isis is her mother and that she was loved,” she said.
The other two children are in the care of family members as well.
Another family member told the media outlet that the relationship between Lynch and Williams was very violent. Investigators at the scene reported there were signs of a struggle inside the home, with furniture overturned.
The baby was not injured.
Neighbors heard an argument coming from the couple’s home before shots rang out.
“He was calling her derogatory names,” neighbor Melvina Hall said. “It was very loud.”
Philadelphia officials announced Lynch had a record with the law. He had been charged of a DUI and a domestic dispute, which involved Williams last year. But the case was later dropped.
Officials said the tragedy hurts the children as well.
“It’s terrible. It’s still a 5-day-old baby that now has no mother or father. It’s terrible all around,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. John Ryan.
A candlelight vigil was held in honor of Williams’ life on Monday night. Her cousin encouraged anyone who was involved in an abusive relationship to seek help and get out of the relationship.
“I just want to say something about domestic violence. If you’re in it please get out. Don’t stay. Don’t stay it’s not worth it,” she said. “Everybody should be there for one another. There is no way that woman should have been in there screaming and nobody called. Say something, call the police, bang on the door, something! Somebody do something so we’re not standing here holding balloons and candles for another person.”
A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family with funeral cost.
According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, statics show that many women are victims of domestic violence.
Their official website gives a number of statistics on women who are abused by their significant other.
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
- The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
- Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
- Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
- 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
- Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
- Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.
By: Eboni Walker | Web: www.ebonimwalker.com | Instagram: EboniMWA | Twitter: EboniMWalker
Source: ABC7, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence