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North Carolina’s New Domestic Violence Legislation

In Domestic Violence by Sarah Hink

According to North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, there were 82 homicides in 2016 caused by domestic violence. In 2017, there have already been 46 domestic violence related homicides. Domestic violence is a very real and prevalent problem, and the North Carolina legislature and governor have given some attention to issue this legislative session. Britny’s Law 22 year old Britny Puryear was in a four year relationship with Logan McLean and they had a five month old child together. On November 6, 2014, McLean murdered her by shooting her in the back of the head. There was a history of domestic violence by McLean against Puryear, which included choking her and throwing her down a staircase while she was pregnant. Despite this history, he was allowed to plead guilty to …