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One woman’s story of escape comes amid a spike in abuse-related murders

By Natasha Senjanovic, Special to the Daily Memphian

Updated: December 21, 2020 2:01 PM CT | Published: December 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT

<strong>A Memphis victim of domestic violence stands in the glow of a Christmas tree in a Mid-South shelter. She escaped her abuser but is isolated from family over the holidays. Severe cases of domestic violence are on the rise during the pandemic.</strong> (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to Daily Memphian)

 

A Memphis victim of domestic violence stands in the glow of a Christmas tree in a Mid-South shelter. She escaped her abuser but is isolated from family over the holidays. Severe cases of domestic violence are on the rise during the pandemic. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to Daily Memphian)

She left him for good, she said, after he threw her against a wall, “and kicked me really hard in my stomach, where I was throwing up blood.”

The relationship did not start out violently.


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