Chesco killings underscore need for domestic-violence reform, advocates say; one bill could pass next week

September 20, 2018

State Police investigate the scene on Vermont Lane in West Bradford Twp., where Bruce Rogal crashed his car into the home of his ex-wife.

By Staff

It was another tragedy seemingly rooted in domestic turmoil: The elderly couple killed Wednesday night by their son after he attempted to murder his ex-wife, the man enraged by his divorce from her, according to investigators.

In a story with grim echoes of many before it, a man shot at a woman who had once taken out a protection from abuse order against him, then went on to kill other members of his family. Bruce Rogal, 59, ended his Wednesday rampage by crashing his car into his ex-wife’s Downingtown home, which the couple had previously shared. He was killed while exchanging gunfire with police.

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