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ArkLaTex helps raise domestic violence awareness

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One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. October is Domestic Abuse Awareness month. Several events are being held across the ArkLaTex to help raise awareness about domestic violence.

Family and friends are hoping to raise awareness about domestic violence by walking in memory of the victims of a triple homicide earlier this year.

Timothy Hill is charged with three counts of murder in connection to the killings back in July. He's accused of shooting his estranged wife, Dana Hill, her mother, Julie Hartsfield and Hill's 9-year-old niece, Autumn Hartsfield. Julie Hartsfield was a graduate and employee at Southern Arkansas University.

A walk will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the SAU Wharton Nursing Building. Participants are encouraged to wear purple. You are also asked to bring a donation for a child in honor of Autumn Hartsfield. The donations will go towards the Women's Crisis Center of South Arkansas.

Another Domestic Abuse Awareness event, Breaking the Chains of Bondage,  is being held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the David Raines Community Health Center on David Raines Road in Shreveport. A guest speaker from Providence House will be on hand to answer questions.

And the Sistas with Swag social club is lacing up their gym shoes and hitting the pavement to help bring awareness to domestic violence. The club is recruiting people to support the "Love Don't Hurt" domestic violence awareness walk.  The walk will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 8 a.m. at Frisbee Park on Clyde Fant Parkway.

If you or you know someone is in an abusive relationship, call the Domestic Abuse Hotline at (318) 226-5015.

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