Memorial service held for domestic violence victims

Posted at 10:35 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 23:16:36-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Remembering those tragically lost to domestic violence.

A statewide domestic violence homicide memorial service was held in Annapolis on Monday.

Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford attended the service to pay his respects and talk about some of the resources the state has for victims of domestic violence. The 45 names of the victims from domestic violence homicides from July 2018 to December 2019 were also read and remembered.

Danielle Brandon Bravely talked about the murder of her mother at the hands of her stepdad.

“It took a long time for me to buckle and join a group," she said. "It didn’t take very long for me being a part of a group to learn that forgiveness is for my stepdad it’s for me.”

Rutherford says more than $60 million has gone towards services for victims.