- Faces of Domestic Violence
Special Report: Faces of domestic violence
The Herald Bulletin is publishing a five-part series to examine domestic violences causes and results and to address the painful questions that punctuate the issue: Why here? Why now? Why us?
Debra Aynes: 'Full of energy'
Debra Aynes was a staple at Deb and Donna’s Diner. Her outgoing, friendly personality endeared her to customers. Deb was a rock, always smiling, encouraging, providing Sunday dinners and helping anyone she knew who had a need.
Amanda Brinker: 'Bright, promising life'
Laura Parkhurst said “Amanda Panda” — as family lovingly referred to her — was stolen from her too soon by a man Amanda believed loved her.
Megan Rider: 'Too early'
The 25-year-old Chesterfield woman was always a bright child and did well in school, her parents recall. She was loving, giving and caring — and could be too trusting.
Neal Shull: 'My joy'
Neal Shull didn’t think twice about stopping to provide aid that fateful night in July, his wife suspects. “He saw a woman in need and stopped and said, ‘Do you need some help?’” Noelle Shull said.
Amanda Wiles: ‘Beautiful inside and out’
“I am so proud of the woman she became,” Betty Dietrich said of her granddaughter. “She was so beautiful inside and out, and I loved her very much. She was very, very special.
- Special Report: Faces of domestic violence