Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In cases of domestic violence, we need systems to assess an abuser’s dangerousness and prevent future instances, reads a letter submitted by members of the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Editor's note: This is a statement by Deborah DeBare, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Kristin Lyons, executive director of the Women’s Center of Rhode Island. To the editor: First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of Michelle Busby. Though not much has yet been released about her murder, her death is a stark reminder that we still have a long way to go to achieve a Rhode Island that is free of violence in the home and free of intimate partner violence. Domestic violence escalates to the point of murder because our system has failed to either keep a victim safe or hold an abuser accountable. In the case of Ms. Busby’s death, we know that the alleged …
Friday, August 31, 2012
East Providence detectives traveled to Baltimore, MD, to question Andrew Jett.
Andrew Jett, who is described as a "person of interest" in the Michelle Busby murder, turned himself in to the Baltimore Police Department as a parole violator on Wednesday, Aug. 29, according to reports from the East Providence Police Department. Busby was found dead in her Metacomet home last Friday. East Providence Police Department detectives traveled to Baltimore, MD, on Wednesday evening and remain there as they work on the case. Jett will also remain in Baltimore, MD, until being returned to Rhode Island as a parole violator, according to reports. Busby's Jeep has been located and will be returned to Rhode Island. At this time, Jett has not been charged with any additional criminal charges.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Andrew Jett was found in Baltimore, Maryland.
A man connected to the death of a woman found murdered in her East Providence home was taken into custody in Baltimore, according to reports from the East Providence Police Department. East Providence police were looking for Andrew Jett, 52, after his girlfriend was found dead in her Metacomet Avenue residence last Friday. Jett was found guilty of murdering of his then-girlfriend Stephanie Oxendine. He served 18 years in prison and was paroled in 2010. According to East Providence police, he was taken into custody in Maryland for violating parol. He is now being questioned. Police officers could not comment on the circumstances of Busby's death as the case is under investigation.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Michelle Busby, 50, was found dead in her home last Friday. Police are asking for the public to help searching for her boyfriend, Andrew Jett.
The death of a 50-year-old-woman found dead on Friday, Aug. 24, inside her East Providence home has been ruled a homicide by the Rhode Island Medical Examiner's Office. The woman has been identified as Michelle Busby of 71 Metacomet Ave. in East Providence, according to reports from the department. Members of the East Providence Police Department are seeking the public's help in finding the victim's vehicle a 2006 white Jeep Commander, with RI license plates JP-449. The police would also like to speak with Ms. Busby's boyfriend, Andrew Jett who is believed to have been living with her. Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of the Jeep or Jett, are asked to contact the East Providence Police Department at 401-435-7600.