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Protection Orders do no save lives

October 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

The case of a 20 year old partnership with grown up and teenage children we shared in an earlier blog is one of a few New Zealand cases that involve murders despite the existence of a court-ordered protection order.

The tragic story of Gail Bower, brutally murdered by her partner of 20 years and father of her grown up and teenage children is a reminder of how women remain vulnerable despite being armed with such a protection order.

A second tragedy in this and in similar intimate partner tragedies we have shared on this blog is their children having to discover the gruesome remains of their mother's murders.

Is a protection order worth the paper it is written on?

Her partner who pleaded guilty was sentenced to life imprisonment this week. You can follow that story here.



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