First Year Law School Student Allegedly Abuses His Wife and She Shoots Him Dead


A first-year student at Tulane University Law School allegedly abused his wife and she shot him dead. reports that the incident occurred Friday night around 9 p.m., which is when a wife called police to say that she had shot her husband. Officers arrived to find the husband, 27-year-old Ian Mastin, with multiple gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wife was detained for questioning. New Orleans Police Capt. Jason Rivarde said the wife indicated her husband had allegedly abused her and she had been “hiding the abuse from friends and family but was able to provide a significant amount of corroborating evidence to back her statements.”

Rivarde added, “The woman stated that another incident of physical abuse occurred through the evening hours [Thursday] that included escalating altercations and attempted strangulation. Fearing that the years of abuse would culminate in the loss of her life, she shot her husband. She displayed multiple physical injuries that corroborated her account.”

Tulane University Law School dean David Meyer sent an email to students the day after Mastin’s death, stating that the school did not yet know all the details surrounding his death. Meyer stressed that the hearts of the law school’s faculty and staff “go out to those affected by this terrible tragedy.”

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