Domestic Abuse Documentary Screening

Ponca City Now - October 24, 2013 8:55 am

He was suppose to be at work.

That’s what Amy thought when she went back to her broken home to get clothes for the kids and herself.

The District Attorney’s office and Domestic Violence of North Central Oklahoma is hosting a screening of “Telling Amy’s Story,” a victim of domestic violence.

Brian Hermanson, District Attorney said Oklahoma ranks number three in number of women killed by men.

And 97 percent of those are by someone they knew, so it’s important to be educated.

“ We recommend that people take their daughters, take their grandchildren, take anyone that might be subject to sometime in their life domestic violence because it is amazing the amount of domestic violence we see up in this office,” Hermanson said.

The screening is in conjunction with October being Domestic Violence Awareness month.

The movie will begin at 7 p.m. at the Poncan Theater Friday night.

Afterward there will be a panel discussion with Ponca City police chief, a domestic abuse prosecutor, a representative from the Child Advocacy Center and Domestic Abuse group in Kay county.

 

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