According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in four women and one in nine men experience severe domestic violence at the hands of an intimate partner every minute of every day. An even more alarming statistic is that each year in the United States, one out of every three murder victims are women killed by their domestic partner, family member, or someone they knew well.
Fox News reported that a Roseville man was arrested after authorities determined he purposefully burned his female partner on Saturday, April 20th, and left her severely injured.
Roseville Police Department officers arrested Richard R. Fredriksen (48) after they were called to the residence at approximately 10:55 p.m. Upon arriving at the home located in the 1800 block of South Cirby Way, officers found the woman who had been badly burned.
Authorities say that during the course of the investigation they discovered that the woman’s injuries were intentional. She was taken to an area hospital and remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Her identity has not been released.
Fredriksen left the home and the neighborhood but was found the following day and arrested by Roseville police officers.
Fredriksen was charged with attempted murder, inflicting corporal injury, and a number of other related charges. He was booked into South Placer Jail and is currently being held without bail.