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Redefining Safety: Do You Have a Safety Plan If a Victim Says “No” to Shelter  


Author:  Kelly  Dunne .; Marta  Chadwick, Esq..


Source: Volume 12, Number 04, April/May 2007 , pp.49-51(3)




Domestic Violence Report

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Abstract: 

On March 26, 2002, William Cotter broke into the marital home and shot and killed his wife Dorothy, while their 12-year-old daughter hid upstairs under her bed, before turning the gun on himself. He did this despite a protective order prohibiting him from going to the home. Cotter knew Dorothy was scheduled to go to court the next day to extend her order. This article is a first-person account of the case by the attorneys and organization involved.

Keywords: Greater Newburyport Domestic Violence High Risk Case Response Team; Greater Newburyport Domestic Violence High Risk Case Response Team Year One Findings (table)

Affiliations:  1: Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc.; 2: Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc..

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