When Love Hurts- Part II

Domestic Violence is a problem that affects people from every religious, ethnic and economic background. In Part II of the special series ?When Love Hurts,? News 12 Westchester takes a look at how people are working to stop domestic violence in Westchester.

Last September, Michelle Bonner was shot dead by her estranged husband in front of their three children at their Mamaroneck home. He also shot her sister and then turned the gun on himself. The Bonner children were spared, but not everyone is that lucky.

This upcoming Labor Day will mark the 5th anniversary since Patricia Torres was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, Dennis Alvarez, in their Yonkers apartment. He also killed two of Torres? children. Alvarez was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to 115 years behind bars.

Since that tragedy, the Yonkers Police Department formed a new domestic violence unit, made up of officers who follow up on all domestic violence complaints.

Related Story: When Love Hurts- Part I

Related Links:Rockland Family Shelter Orange County Safe Homes Project 24 hour Hotline - 888-503-HOPE TTY: 800-810-7444 My Sisters PlaceWestchester Coalition of Family Violence AgenciesNew York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic ViolenceFamily Violence Prevention FundNational Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceWestchester Jewish Community ServicesDomestic violence victims can callthe Rockland Family Shelter hotline for help - 845-634-3344

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