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Panel Makes Recommendations to Stop Domestic Abuse
04/24/2014 02:21 PM ET  

The Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel released its biennial report today based on 21 cases of domestic violence-related homicides that occurred between 2009 and 2013.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Creating a state database of concealed handgun permits and encouraging health care providers to screen patients regularly for physical abuse are among dozens of recommendations from a panel of Maine officials and law enforcement members who examined recent domestic violence homicides.

The Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel released its biennial report Thursday based on 21 cases of domestic violence-related homicides that occurred between 2009 and 2013.

Attorney General Janet Mills says that in 14 of those cases, the perpetrators of domestic violence showed suicidal behavior before they committed or tried to commit a crime.

Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Morris says that 12 of the 26 homicides in Maine last year were related to domestic violence.


View the report.

 


 

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