King I have seen it far to often in reality and a few times as a hyped up charge for revenge. The victim most of the time was Female, a couple male believe it or not.
Had a couple of friends who worked Childrens Protective services in Minnesota. The violence which my friends witnessed limited the length of time they took this job as a career and left the field.
Have a friend who for awhile was a prosecuting attorney, the case he had to prosecute were evil. His Ex-wife was a Judge the cases she heard. These two never talk specifically to the cases before them, I only got to read about them in the paper and occasionally as a stree reliever cook dinnner for them and ask no questions
From what I can distill maybe a t best a quarter (1/4) of the cases were ever prosecuted. The worst ones are where you know there is a body and you will never find so charges can never be filed.
Ugly dark seam across multiple cultural groups in multiple countries. The ones which were infuriating were/are Honor Killings where the Perpetrator due to Cultural and National norms will never be prosecuted.
Yes I have seen and heard more than my fill
“Better a true enemy than a false friend.”