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A call to action after a woman's shocking murder

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Domestic violence prevention advocates around Kentucky says the murder of Amanda Ross is evidence the fight against violence must continue.
The young woman was killed last week--police say at the hand of her ex-fiance Steve Nunn. The death of woman is causing many people to look more closely at the issue of domestic violence.
Darlene Thomas with the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Progam is one of many fighting domestic violence each day. Last year her organization helped thousands of men, women, and children who are victims of violence at the hand of a loved one.
Thomas tells 27 Newsfirst that the organization is also working to get new protective order legislation passed in Frankfort. Domestic violence prevention advocates want to make it easier for more victims of violence to be able to get a protective order to keep their abusers away. Right now the rules are very strict and specific on who can get the orders.
Many say legally protecting more victims from their abusers could prevent others from being killed.


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