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Puebloans hold vigil to remember lives lost to domestic violence

Vigil for victims of domestic violence in Pueblo
Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 21:33:42-05

PUEBLO — Puebloans gathered Saturday to remember two lives recently lost in cases of domestic violence.

Community members held a candlelight vigil for Greythonia Jackson and Nicole Stephenson.

"I want their families to know that we extend our deepest condolences. That we feel their pain. That we know that could've been us," said one attendee.

According to Pueblo Police, there were 1,100 domestic incident reports in the city in 2019 and around 600 arrests made related to domestic violence.

There are resources to help if you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation.

Resources include the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Violence Free Colorado, and locally, the YWCA can also help people facing domestic violence.