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Medical News and Perspectives
August 4, 2004

Disarming Violent Domestic Abusers Is Key to Saving Lives, Say Experts

JAMA. 2004;292(5):557. doi:10.1001/jama.292.5.557

Earlier this year, the murder of Christen Naujoks, a 22-year-old university student, made national headlines, though the circumstances that led to her death involved a scenario that is all too common. Naujoks had recently ended a relationship with her boyfriend, John Peck—but he was not willing to let her go. In cards and telephone messages, he was demanding and threatening .

Court documents indicated that he vowed to take one of his father's guns and kill himself on her doorstep.

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