Less than one week into Domestic Violence Awareness Month we already have the first murder as a result of DV. I say first because unfortunately it likely will not be the last.
According to latest statistic I was able to find (2005), in this country 3 women are killed by their partner or ex partner everyday. 1/3 of all women murdered are murdered by someone they trusted and probably loved.
Think about that a moment. 3 women....every single day.
When the news reported on the story they mentioned it was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provided a number for someone to contact if they needed help. Unfortunately that was it. This would have been a perfect opportunity to have a DV expert on to talk about signs of an abuser, why it is so difficult to leave, or what it really means to get help….beyond calling a number.
I thought I would share the news report of her murder to provide a name and a face to the seemingly anonymous victims identified in media and statistics. Her name is Sandra Perez. She was only 21 years old and just had a baby girl 3 months ago. A little girl who will grow up without her mother because her father killed her.
The following is a link to the news report and a written article http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23622893/2013/10/06/woman-shot-during-argument.