WASHINGTON – Friends and family of Tierne Ewing will gather on the Washington County Courthouse steps today at 6:30 p.m. to honor her memory on the one-year anniversary of her passing, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
Tierne was abducted and killed by her estranged husband, who had been arrested a few weeks prior for domestic violence and other offenses and was released on bail. Her untimely death inspired the creation of Tierne’s Law, legislation Bartolotta authored to ensure judges have the tools they need to keep dangerous domestic violence offenders behind bars.
The Senate passed Tierne’s Law unanimously in July and the legislation currently awaits action by the House of Representatives.
“Tierne’s death left a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her,” Bartolotta said. “We owe it to her family, her friends and her memory to do whatever we can to prevent these kinds of domestic violence tragedies from happening again.”
Attendees are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of domestic violence awareness and bring bubbles for a bubble release during the memorial event.
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