Silence for the victims

October 13, 2009 9:35:50 AM PDT
A murdered Wake County mother was the focus of a large demonstration marking Domestic Violence Month in downtown Raleigh Tuesday.Jamie Street, 30, died last week. Police say her boyfriend - Daniel Jerome Montgomery - shot her outside her children's daycare at a church in Fuquay Varina.

At a march in front of the Wake County Courthouse Tuesday, there were no chants or shouted slogans. It was a silent march intended to raise community awareness about the nationwide problem of domestic abuse.

Street's death is the fourth domestic violence related homicide in Wake County this year. Tuesday's march was in her memory.

"It's to honor the life of the victim and to make anyone who happens to be on this mall of the seriousness of the dynamics of domestic violence and what they can result in," offered Barry Bryant with the Wake Count Domestic Violence Task Force.

Organizers say there's help for people who feel trapped in an abusive relationship.

"There is help for you and you might have been isolated but you can find help," said Bryant.

Bryant says it's help that could save the life of a domestic violence victim before it's too late.

For more information on dealing with domestic violence, go to www.interactofwake.org

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