The Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center are saying tragedies like the domestic murder in Shingletown can be avoidable.
“By this happening here it will be a wakeup call and we need to understand it’s a community issue,” says Shasta Women’s Refuge And Family Justice Center Executive Director Jean King.
Tuesday night was not the first time officers responded to Shane Miller’s home. Reports show they were there last month after a domestic violence report. King says people in the Northstate need to work together to put an end to domestic violence
“Awareness, participation and reporting are helping to get it out there. We can make a difference in Shasta County,” says King.
King says her organization was heartbroken to find out that a mother and her two young children were murdered in their home, and the suspect is the father.
“Their home is where it’s safe. When in reality the home is the least safe place for a family that is a chilling fact,” says King.
King says these tragedies are preventable and too often people either ignore the signs, or hope it gets better.
“Lots of times that’s not the case, and here it went to the ultimate tragedy when the children were murdered,” says King.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, or know someone who is you can get help from the Shasta Women’s Refuge And Family Justice Center. They have a 24 hour crisis line (530) 244-0117. Or you can visit their website http://www.shastawomensrefuge.org