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Charlotte marches to spread domestic violence awareness

jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

About 20 people marched in uptown Charlotte during lunchtime Thursday, in memory of a woman who was killed by her boyfriend in an act of domestic violence. He was charged with murder.

The woman is the second victim of domestic violence-related homicide in Charlotte-Mecklenburg this year, according to advocates. In addition to honoring the victims, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council hosted the march to raise awareness about their free services to help people live safely.

For details, call Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services at 704-336-3210 or the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter’s 24-hour hotline at 704-332-2513.

Staff writer Kiana Cole contributed

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