- Faces of Domestic Violence
Fredericka Smith: 'You can't replace someone like her'
James Walton and Fredericka Smith didn’t have a thing in common. Yet the two were soul mates. “When she was killed it was like I lost my right arm,” James said of his “Jo,” as he referred to his longtime partner. “I still miss her today."
Brittany Stout: 'My life will never be the same'
It’s been more than a year since Brittany Stout escaped her abusive partner. But the 19-year-old woman still struggles with the past.
Help available for those trying to get out
If you have left an abusive relationship you can never be too safe; it doesn’t matter if you left yesterday or six months ago, said Alternatives Inc. victims advocate Kandi Floyd.
Cycle of domestic violence: How they control, why they stay
For the abuser, it's about gaining — and keeping — power and control. For the abused, the fear of the unknown can be greater than the fear faced by staying at home. A look at the cycle of domestic violence.
Leaving an abusive relationship is harder than it may seem, but help is available
Sandi Martin-Frizzell wanted — and needed — to leave the abuse she had endured for decades. Yet, walking down the stairs of her front porch were the toughest steps that she ever took.
Cindy Achenbach: 'Everyone loved her'
Cynthia Achenbach seemed to help underdogs, even in her youth. “She always thought she could change people and make them better,” said Cindy’s mother, Nancy Corwin.
Tina Alvey-Davis: 'Excited, and always smiling'
Tina Alvey-Davis was so full of life and energy that she could rarely sit still, her mother, Linda Alvey, joked.
Sandi Martin-Frizzell: 'All of it was normal'
Sandi Martin-Frizzell was only 19 when she met the man who would become her husband. They were married 28 years. During that time, the relationship progressively worsened. His temper turned “explosive,” she said.
Kristina Thompson: 'Such a loving person'
Kristina Thompson was killed March 2, 2008, by her estranged husband, Robert Lamberson, who shot himself after shooting Kristina in front of their then 4-year-old daughter.
Dinner raises awareness, honors volunteers
Andrea Carlile and her husband, Wes, spoke to more than 100 people at the Madison County Domestic Violence Coalition’s Awareness Dinner Thursday evening at Madison Park Church of God.
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