CHARLESTON -- A man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly fatally shooting a woman during an incident that apparently took place at her home on the north side of Charleston.Well we all know these things are rarely spur of the moment and this is true again in this case:
Larry A. Steeples has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Gina L. Giberson. The killing marked at least the fifth incident involving Steeples and Giberson reported to police since November....
In February, Steeples pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in a case in which he was accused of hitting Giberson with a belt and detaining her by holding her to the ground. The two-year conditional discharge sentence he received included a no-contact requirement.So the usual routine. Here's the headdesk:
Steeples was then arrested again last month for allegedly hitting Giberson on March 16. Court records indicate she obtained an order of protection against him two days later and a hearing to determine if the order was to remain in place had been scheduled for Tuesday.
Giberson was also reportedly present at the Lefty's Holler tavern in Charleston on the night of March 30 when police say Steeples suffered a knife wound during a fight with another man....No contact ruling. OOP. But she went to a bar and left w/ him.
After the incident, Giberson and Steeples reportedly left the tavern together.
*sigh* Is there any hope for our species?