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Woman’s death is reminder of domestic violence dangers

From the outside, most Florida homes appear to be places where a family can gather to enjoy each other’s company, raise a family and go about their daily lives; however, looks can be deceiving. The fact that all appears to be well on the outside does not necessarily mean that all is well on the inside. Recently, a Florida woman was shot to death inside her home. Police reports indicate that they believe it is the result of domestic violence.

Victims of domestic violence often do not know where to turn in order to receive the assistance they need. Furthermore, some victims of domestic violence feel trapped in their situation due to financial concerns or other limitations. In addition to seeking refuge if necessary, guidance in filing restraining orders, possibly beginning divorce proceedings and other concerns, may be needed. It is important for victims of domestic violence to take the necessary steps to change their situation.

Accusations of domestic violence are also a serious matter. While some accusations are true, others could be an attempt to manipulate divorce proceedings or other issues. Such accusations can have lasting effects on the individual and the family as a whole. Individuals falsely accused of domestic violence will most likely require assistance in proving the truth of the situation.

In this instance, a woman has been killed as an apparent result of domestic violence. These kinds of violent domestic conflicts are far too common an issue across Florida as well as the rest of the country. They can range from mental and emotional abuse to physical abuse and, as here, possibly even death. As a whole, domestic violence is not an issue that should be taken lightly.

Source:, Woman’s death in West Pensacola shooting linked to domestic violence, No author, March 8, 2014