They were nurses, janitors, professors, flight attendants…
A new Court Watch study finds that 60 Montgomery County residents were killed as part of violent intimate partner incidents from 2000-2015. Fifteen of those killed were children. More than 30 children were left without mothers as a result of these homicides.
* All but one of the 15 children killed were killed during the period when an adult victim was attempting to safely end her relationship. Safe child exchange and visitation services are desperately needed in Montgomery County to prevent child deaths due to intimate partner conflict.
* Over a third of all recent domestic violence deaths in our County were gun-related.
* Protective orders work. Only 7% of adult homicide victims had active protective orders when they were killed.
For the full report: Too many deaths: Domestic violence homicides in Montgomery County Maryland