We need to talk about domestic violence and abuse. Very few stories even make it into the media, but we need to be aware of them.
The more aware you are, the more informed you are, the more educated you are on what domestic violence and abuse looks like, the more you will be potentially able to speak up for someone and save their life.
If you yourself are going through domestic violence or abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.
No Mom should ever suffer through what this gorgeous mom of two endured.
Facebook; pictured above is mom Kerri McAuley with one of her young sons
This is Kerri McAuley. She was a 32-year-old Mom of two young children: both sons.
She lived in a flat in Norwich, England along with her children.
Facebook; pictured above Kerri snaps a selfie while wearing red lipstick and a velvet top
She started dating a man named Joe Storey, who was a few years younger than her.
They were only 8 weeks into their relationship when disturbing behavior began to arise.
He became incredibly violent, and it was completely out of nowhere.
Facebook; pictured above is Kerri and her boyfriend Joe
When Kerri tried to leave Joe, he would text her incessantly to take him back.
He wouldn’t accept her leaving him.
This relationship tragically ended in “one of the worst cases of domestic violence” the court presented with this case had ever seen.
This was not the first time Joe displayed abusive behavior towards a woman…
Facebook; pictured above Joe makes a funny face for the camera
Joe had multiple restraining orders against him. He abused five of his previous girlfriends. He had 11 previous convictions and 8 of them were for violence against women.
Despite all this, authorities failed to classify him appropriately in the system…he was merely listed as low risk and that was a big mistake.