- Faces of Domestic Violence
Swann Sawyer: 'Not the same without her'
Swann Sawyer was a strong, independent and adventurous woman. Perhaps some of that personality came from her namesake — NFL hall of famer Lynn Swann.
Oralia Contreas: 'Innocent of it all'
The night Oralia Contreas and her sister, Gloria Llanas, were killed they were wearing similar outfits. So the women’s family isn’t sure if Gloria’s estranged husband shot and killed Oralia by mistake that winter day or if Oralia was trying to protect her younger sister.
Gloria Llanas: 'Full of life'
Gloria Llanas and Oralia Contreas worked together, often dressed alike and spent nearly all their time together. The sisters even died together.
Daniel Clark: 'Such a strong heart'
Daniel Clark's older brother was happy and a free spirit. “He worked for everything he had and was one of those guys who would give the shirt off his back to help someone,” Joe Clark said. “He was a very nice guy.”
State expert says community needs to stand up against domestic violence
Preventing domestic violence isn’t just a nice vision; it can be a reality, state domestic violence expert Colleen Yeakle said.
Strike, and we 'shall arrest'
Less than 10 years ago, the domestic violence arrest rate for Madison County law enforcement officers was 29 percent — arrests were made in less than 30 percent of the times they were called to respond. Through September of this year, those same agencies now have a domestic violence arrest rate of 73 percent, well above the statewide average.
Domestic violence-related crimes defined by Indiana law
A list of crimes relating to or stemming from domestic violence, as defined by state law.
Victim's advocates reach out
While many Hoosier counties have a victim’s advocate working at a women’s shelter or a sheriff’s department, there are 13 advocates in Madison County.
Joshua Delph: 'He was a really good kid'
At 9, Joshua Delph hadn’t quite figured out what he wanted to be when he grew up. But his family suspects whatever it was, he would use his mind.
Robynn Delph: 'She loved that little guy'
Robynn Delph's peaceful and compassionate nature is contrasted sharply by the tragic death of Robynn and her son, Joshua.
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