Angelina Napolitano

Angelina Napolitano or Angelina Neapolitano (1882-1932) was an immigrant to Canada who murdered her abusive husband in 1911, igniting a public debate about domestic violence and the death penalty. She was the first woman in Canada to use the battered woman defence on a murder charge. In 2005, the story of her marriage and dramatic trial was turned into an award-winning independent film, Looking for Angelina.

Read more about Angelina Napolitano:  Early Life and Marriage, Killing, Trial, Reaction and Aftermath, Film, Domestic Violence Campaign