Felony Strangulation Law Now in Effect



Strangulation is one of the best predictors for the subsequent homicide of victims of domestic violence. Kentucky’s felony strangulation law becomes effective today and to better prosecute these important cases Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Kathy Phillips and Amanda Parker, along with Advocate Erica Bybee, are attending the Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention in Indianapolis with trainers Casey Gwinn, Esq – Alliance for HOPE International President (Former Lead/ Elected Prosecutor- San Diego) Gael Strack, Esq CEO & Co-founder of HOPE (Former Head Deputy Prosecutor of DV & Child Abuse Unit – San Diego) Dr. William Smock – Louisville Metro Police Dept Director & Police Surgeon, Clinical Forensic Medical Program. 


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