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Bowling Green working to fight domestic violence

BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) - Last Tuesday, Lake Township police said Jorge Duran Jr. opened fire. Duran killed his ex-girlfriend and their 3-year-old son. The killings are the latest in a long list of domestic violence murders in Wood County in the last 20 years.

Kathy Mull, coordinator of the Wood County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team said the bottom line is increasing safety of victims and holding perpetrators accountable.

For six years, the Fatality Review Team has been working on the report. The team, made up of representatives from various county agencies, began after a string of intimate partner homicides between 2002 and 2005.

The team recommends increased communication and collaboration between agencies, standardized practices among courts and law enforcement, and effectively holding batterers accountable.

"We really wanted to increase systems response so the information in there is geared towards locally how can the systems in our county do something differently," said Mull.

From 1991 to 2011 there have been 12 intimate partner homicides in Wood County. This is the number one cause of homicides in the county.

Across the country only 10% of homicides are intimate partner related.

Christine Wilson was in an abusive relationship with her now ex-husband before she left home with her two daughters and came to Bowling Green.

"We lived in a domestic shelter called Cocoon. I met up with Link and I met up with Kathy Newlove from Alicia's Voice," said Wilson.

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