Both had a past involving reports of domestic-violence complaints that were largely overlooked before the killings.
MTV quickly turned the incident into a domestic-violence teaching moment.
Gov. David Paterson stepped out against Monserrate after the domestic-violence investigation, saying he was unfit to serve.
Through the Verizon Foundation, the company has given more than $179 million to domestic-violence charities since 2001.
domestic-violence stories resonate with readers because so many have lives touched by it, Trunzo said.
So in 1993, she founded Center ANNA, the first Russian domestic-violence hotline and crisis-counseling center.
Paterson later dropped out of the race in the aftermath of a domestic-violence scandal surrounding a longtime aide.
Police said domestic-violence charges could be added later if the district attorney decides to pursue them.