INTERVIEW: My Sister's Place director discusses Cross River tragedy

Karen Cheeks-Lomax, the executive director of My Sister's Place, which helps domestic-violence victims, spoke to News 12 today about the tragedy in Cross River.It has been reported that some of Sam Friendlander's friends believe his wife, Amy, is at fault for making him snap and killing her and their two kids. However, Cheeks-Lomax says the victims should never be blamed, especially since they can no longer speak for themselves. She also says that the fact that the couple continued to live in the same house while going through a contentious divorce might have contributed to the pressure in the family.

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