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real and severe their situations are and how deadly they can become if they keep ignoring, forgiving, or just continue to deal with an abuser. She hopes to change the laws and views of the community and the legal systems as they relate to domestic violence. As she states, “it is time to get serious about domestic violence because it is a crime.”
Intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of female homicide and injury-related deaths during pregnancy. In the year prior
to the homicide, more than 44% of abusers were arrested, and almost one-third of victims contacted the police. For more information about support efforts to support Keli’s two surviving sons, visit:

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