Family members of a woman who died because of family-related violence are pushing for a designated awareness day in the victim's honor. Reports show that four years have passed since the young woman, a University of Virginia athlete, died because she was beaten to death by her boyfriend in a domestic violence incident. Now, instead of turning to revenge against the woman's ex-partner, her relatives are trying to reframe the incident in a positive fashion.
The defendant in this case was convicted of murdering the victim after a 2012 criminal proceeding. That man is now serving a decades-long sentence. It is not clear whether he will be eligible for parole in the future.