South Carolina ceremony remembers domestic violence victims

October 02, 2018 - 3:35 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Attorney General's Office is again remembering victims of domestic violence with a ceremony at the Statehouse.

Tuesday's Silent Witness ceremony will include a life-sized silhouette honoring each person killed by domestic violence in the state in 2017 and a final silhouette honoring unknown victims.

The name of each victim and how they died in read aloud as friends and family walk the silhouette to the Statehouse steps.

The Attorney General's Office has held the ceremony for 21 years.

The Violence Policy Center says South Carolina has been in the top 10 in domestic violence deaths of women over the past two decades. In 2016, the center says 48 women were killed by me in South Carolina, making the state the sixth deadliest in the country.

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