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Laurrissa Armstrong, Domestic Violence Victims Remembered At Vigil

10:40 PM, Sep 11, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Dozens attend a candlelight vigil Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. to remember Laurrissa Armstrong and other victims of domestic violence.

Her sons and grandson were at the vigil Wednesday night at the Guilford County Courthouse. They declined to be interviewed.

Other people prayed, sang, and even told their own stories of domestic violence. Members of the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation organized the event. Founder, Portia Shipman said, "The system doesn't work. The system doesn't work. It failed her. It failed her family, her sons."

Armstrong died Saturday from gunshot wounds.

Police say her estranged husband shot her in the parking lot of her apartment complex August 29.

Armstrong tried to get a domestic violence protection order on two separate occasions but both Judges in the hearing denied the request.

Domestic Violence Statistics:

According to the NCADV, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

According to PADV, every nine  seconds a woman is battered in the United States.

According to the SDJF and NC Attorney General's Office, 122 people have died from domestic violence homicides in North Carolina in 2012.

WFMY News 2

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