MURDER USA: One less battered wife, one more funeral; Kevin DiPietrantonio charged with first-degree murder
Daughter of victim confirms years of abuse and control by accused killer
DUNDALK, MD. – Battering, bludgeoning, choking, beating and even stabbing don’t have the same results as a good old-fashioned bullet to put an end to those calls a woman can make to the cops about her husband.
On the day that the victim and the accused killer were meet to discuss a divorce, he ended it the time-honored way of killers of battered wives everywhere – with a gun.
Baltimore County Police confirm that they have arrested Kevin Anthony Dipietrantonio, 51, for the murder of his wife on March 5, 2019 at their home at 1706 Brookview Road, Dundalk, Maryland.
Kevin Anthony Dipietrantonio is charged with First Degree Murder and held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Jail pending a bail review hearing.
Baltimore County Police said that the couple did have several prior contacts with police that were domestic related incidents and believe that the “… homicide was a culmination of their tumultuous relationship.”
Just after 6:30 p.m. on March 5, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded for a possible homicide. A concerned family member called 9-1-1 from another location to report the incident.
County officers entered the residence and located the victim inside the bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and was identified as Janice Lynn DiPietrantonio, 47, was immediately taken into custody. He will be assigned a free attorney courtesy of the taxpayers from the public defender’s office.
When charged with assault on Oct. 29, 2017 by Baltimore County Police Officer D. Jacob, DiPietrantonio was given a plea deal by Baltimore County States Attorney Scott Shellenberger. THE DEAL: No time, no fine and the charge was put on the Stet Docket on Dec. 19, 2018. The request by his battered wife to have him cited for domestic violence and ordered to stay away from her, the home, not abuse, contact or see or try to communicate with her was granted on a temporary basis by a Baltimore County District Court Judge on Oct. 30, 2017.
As happens all too often, right up until the time the abused woman is finally murdered, court records show that she requested the dismissal of the order on Nov. 6, 2017.
Daughter of Janice DiPietrantonio explains the tragic story of her mother’s abuse and murder in an
appeal for funeral expenses
Janice DiPietrantonio was born August 18, 1971. She was the daughter of Jane and Stanley McCreary and the mother of Teresa McDowell, Kristina Elias, and Tyler Marsh. She worked hard at her job with the Community College of Baltimore County. She had few friends, who loved her dearly and always wanted the best for her; as did her children. She loved the beach, spending time with her kids, Nicholas Sparks’ books, sappy movies, The Bachelor, Grey’s Anatomy, and many more things. Unfortunately, her life was cut short unjustly on March 5th, 2019. Janice was married to Kevin Dipietrantonio for 16 years but suffered with domestic violence issues. You’ll read the news and it will say they fought like any normal couple, but that wasn’t the truth.
This is the truth.
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Teresa McDowell on Gofundme.com
Kevin was controlling, demeaning and dishonest, even to the children.
Kevin and Janice shared 5 kids total together; he already had two and she already had 3. Their kids are best friends, even to this day. However, Kevin was controlling, demeaning and dishonest, even to the children.
Over the years, the cops were called for domestic violence issues in which physical violence erupted and children were present.
She was told what to wear, who to see, when to cook, clean, etc. Over the years, the cops were called for domestic violence issues in which physical violence erupted and children were present. Sometimes, things were good, but most things were bad and they both were unhappy. I know what people think: “Why didn’t she/he just leave?” It wasn’t as simple as it looked. But that is a story for another day.
On March 5th, 2019, Kevin and Janice were scheduled to talk things over and prepare to get a divorce. However, a fight erupted, and things escalated from there… We don’t have all of the details yet.
Janice lost her life at 6:30 pm on March 5th. She is at peace and justice is being served.
Obviously, this was unexpected and not prepared for as my mother was so young. We are looking for donations towards funeral expenses, and I, Teresa McDowell, will be in charge of the final expenses. If you decide to donate, here is the biggest “THANK YOU” in the world from me and siblings. Any help is most appreciated.
If you or someone you know suffers with domestic violence issues, please PLEASE get help or do your best to help them.
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