Candlelight vigil held in Greenville to remember victims of domestic violence

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Thursday night the Pitt County Courthouse hosted an awareness vigil for the cause.

Statistics show that nearly 50 domestic violence deaths have happened in Pitt County since 2002. The Center for Family Violence Prevention, Greenville  Police, and the Pitt County Sheriff Office hosted the vigil and a reading of all the victims in recent years.

The Center for Family Violence Prevention, Greenville  Police, and the Pitt County Sheriff Office hosted the vigil along with a reading of all the names of victims in recent years.

In efforts to fight the epidemic, police say make sure possible victims are put in touch with advocates immediately.

 

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