Monday, March 4, 2013
A funeral service was held this past Sunday for the late Terry Chiodo, who died Wednesday after being fatally stabbed on a RIPTA bus.
Family members and friends said goodbye Sunday to the late Terry Lynn “Sam” (Damms) Chiodo, the Portsmouth woman who died Wednesday, Feb. 27, after being fatally stabbed on a RIPTA bus. Many lined up outside the CrossPoint Church in Newport Sunday to pay their respects. A private burial was held after the service. Chiodo, 46, of Portsmouth died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, from injuries after she was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Her estranged husband, Christopher James, has been charged with first-degree murder. According to The Sakonnet Times, this violent act marks the first murder to take place in Portsmouth since 2002 and, according to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The family of the late Terry Chiodo released the following statement.
The family of the late Terry Chiodo, a Portsmouth woman who was fatally stabbed early Wednesday morning shortly after boarding a RIPTA bus, released the following statement. The victim's estranged husband, Christopher James, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death. The Texas family of Terry Chiodo wish to thank the heroes who grabbed the animal who murdered our family; on the bus, who risked their lives to apprehend that murderer. You will be hailed in Texas and by us as heroes; who do not stand by and witness assaults on women in public, and in private. Texas stands by you in this as well as millions of women who have been abused. To the Lt. Col. Raymond Studley; we express our thanks for your condolences…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The woman, who died after being stabbed on a RIPTA bus Wednesday, worked at several area Subway shops.
Make sure you are signed up for the Middletown Patch daily newsletter to stay current on local news. Portsmouth police have identified the woman who was fatally stabbed shortly after boarding a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus early Wednesday morning. The victim has been identified as Terry Chiodo, 46, of Portsmouth. Portsmouth police say Chiodo boarded the RIPTA bus in front of the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to the overlook on West Main Road near Lehigh Terrace in regards to a reported stabbing. The overlook is less than a mile from where Chiodo boarded the bus. "When police arrived on scene, they learned that a 46-year-old …
After the fatal stabbing incident on Wednesday, The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence said the state has a "a long way to go"
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Thursday, February 28
The following is from a statement issued by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence regarding Wednesday's fatal stabbing on a RIPTA bus. First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of Terry L. Chiodo. While her death marks the first murder to occur in Portsmouth in a decade and Rhode Island’s first domestic violence murder in 2013, it is also a stark reminder that we have a long way to go to achieve a Rhode Island that is free of domestic violence. Even in a community that is known for its safety, domestic violence does happen behind closed doors every day by abusers who seek to control their partners—murder is often their final act of abuse. It is important to remember that these acts are not…