Chief Putney and CMPD urging victims of domestic violence to let police and agencies help. (Coleen Harry/WBTV)Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and domestic violence advocates are sounding an alarm to relatives and friends of victims whose intimate partners strangled them. They say there's a correlation between men who strangle women and men who commit "other horrifically violent acts." "This is not a domestic violence problem.
By no means is domestic violence predictable in terms of exactly when it will happen, but within the last couple of weeks the greater Charlotte area has seen a spate of domestic-related homicides. "It’s alarming to have so many happen in just a short span of time," said Karen Parker of Safe Alliance. "And we worry a lot too about other victims who are out there and seeing this and being afraid and hoping they’re going to reach out for help."
When Doris Maribel Alvarado-Peraza was arrested last March in Charlotte for DWI and no operator's license, jail officials checked her immigration status and found out she was in the country illegally. Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement and placed a detainer on Alvarado-Peraza, but the 27-year-old was still released from custody. Nine months later, Alvarado-Peraza was back in trouble - this time for allegedly killing someone.
Chief Putney & @CMPD urging victims of domestic violence to let police and agencies help you; Chief says families/friends have to speak up b/c police are not being called in early enough @WBTV_Newshttps://t.co/bYQf3c2ezT
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