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The Deadly Link Between Domestic Violence And Homicide

Aita Gurung allegedly killed his wife at the family's home on Hyde Street in Burlington on Oct. 12. Just days before, on Oct. 7, he had self-reported to Burlington Police his involvement in a domestic violence incident.
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Aita Gurung allegedly killed his wife at the family's home on Hyde Street in Burlington on Oct. 12. Just days before, on Oct. 7, he had self-reported to Burlington Police his involvement in a domestic violence incident.

About half of the murders that have taken place in Vermont over the past 20 years have been related to domestic violence.

We're talking about that persistent, deadly link between domestic violence and homicide, and what steps can be taken by the state going forward to stop both.

Our guests for today's program include:

If you need help: The Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-228-7395 and the state has resources available here.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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