Dozens come out to support domestic violence victims
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Dozens showed up to John Dam Plaza in Richland for the 9th Annual Candle Light Vigil for victims of Domestic Violence.
In 2010, Domestic Violence Services for Benton and Franklin counties helped 338 victims and their children stay at their shelter in 2010. each candle lit at the park celebrates their survival.
Friends and family members also came out to remember those who weren't as lucky. 34 people from Benton and Franklin Counties died because of domestic violence in the last 11 years.
"It's just unreal still, I mean you don't know what's going on behind closed doors. We just want people to speak up. You know? Let them know it's real," says Hazel Green, a friend of Shenay Greenough, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed last year.
Greenough's ex boyfriend, Kurtis Chapman is currently on trial for second degree murder and manslaughter.