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Maine Murder-Suicide Spotlights Same-Sex Domestic Violence
12/02/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

An apparent murder suicide in Westbrook over the weekend has focused attention on domestic violence within same-sex relationships. According to state law enforcement officials, it appears that 30-year-old Patrick Milliner shot 22-year-old Matthew Rairdon with a handgun inside Rairdon's apartment just after midnight Saturday before shooting himself. The two had reportedly been in a romantic relationship which recently ended. Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with Lois Reckitt, executive director of Family Crisis Services in Portland, about the prevalence in Maine of domestic violence in same-sex relationships.

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Lois Reckitt is executive director of Family Crisis Services in Portland. She spoke with Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter. Those coping with domestic violence issues can get help by calling the toll free, statewide domestic violence hotline at 1-866-834-HELP, or 1-866-834-4357.



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