The Kasandra Perkins Tragedy: Shocking Facts About Black Women and Domestic Violence

    Indeed, it has now come out that Belcher had a history of violence and controllingness in relationships with women. Reports indicate that Kasi was leaving or had left Belcher with their daughter. Women are most likely to be killed by their abusive partners when they try to leave. In fact, victims who leave an abusive relationship have a 75 percent higher risk of being murdered. Pregnancy and chilbirth excacerabte violent relationships and young black women are eleven times more likely than white women to be murdered while they are pregnant or in the year after childbirth.

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