New details into double murder in Collier County
NAPLES, Fla.- Yellow crime scene tape surrounded a Golden Gate home on Thursday. It's proof of the violence that happened inside. Detectives say 48-year-old Jose Suazo confessed to shooting his wife and son multiple times and killing them inside their Golden Gate home.
Lisa Fasanella with the Shelter for Abused Women and Children can't comment on this specific case, but says murders that occur after a past of domestic violence are often planned.
"The misconception in our community is that these are impulsive unplanned acts, all when in fact the abusers are absolutely in control and absolutely planning these acts, they know who, when and where these acts will take place," said Lisa Fasanella, Director of Programs at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children.
According to an incident report, Suazo was arrested in 2007 for battery after fighting with his wife over a financial issue. The report says Suazo grabbed Johana Nunez by the hair and punched her. It goes on to say the deputy who responded noticed visible injuries on her. Fasanella says there's often several reasons why victims don't leave their abusers.
"few reasons, financial barriers are one, child care is an issue we see here and at times it takes a victim 7 or 8 times to leave their abusers."
Last year alone, the shelter created 30,000 safety plans with victims of abuse.
"The victim knows her set of circumstances better than anyone. We help her form a plan anything from whether it's getting documents together, packing a suitcase, family care, kid care, or just how to leave their abuser."
If you're a victim of abuse, you can always call the shelter's confidential 24 hour hotline at 239- 775-1101.