Dating violence arrest stories

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In late 2006, Phoenix, Ariz., high school student Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry, known to friends and family as Kaity, began dating a young man.

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“We leave materials behind for teachable moments,” Bobbi says. “We talk with people about how they can help themselves or someone else.

Documents said Long violated the ordered by harassing her via text message.

Phone records show he sent her about 90 text messages in span of just less than two hours.

A month later, he assaulted her at school and Kaity and her family got an injunction against harassment to help protect her. A few weeks later, while Kaity was walking home from school, her ex-boyfriend shot and killed her before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. “She was a victim of teen dating violence in the worst imaginable way,” says her mother, Bobbi Sudberry.

After Kaity’s death, Bobbi and her husband, Ric, realized how little awareness there was surrounding teen dating violence.

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