Attorney General to honor victims of domestic violence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is scheduled this week to honor those who have been killed in domestic violence.

Multiple media outlets report that Wilson will stand on the south steps of the Statehouse in Columbia on Tuesday morning during the annual Silent Witness ceremony to read the names of the dozens of people killed in domestic violence across the state during the previous year.

Wilson wouldn’t reveal the number of those killed until the ceremony, but if it reflects numbers from past years, it will be in excess of 40.

The Violence Policy Center released a report in September that South Carolina ranked worst in the nation for deadly violence against women. The report says the state had a rate of 2.32 women killed per 100,000 people in 2013.

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