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SWGTC hosts teen dating violence lecture

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - 30 percent of all female homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner.

The mother of one of those victims spoke about the problem in south Georgia Monday. Kate Grosmaire talked to students at Southwest Georgia Tech in Thomasville.

In March of last year, Grosmaire's 19-year old daughter Ann was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Conor Mcbride.

During the murder trial, Grosmaire requested the use of restorative justice, a process that focuses on redemption and reconciliation. "He says to me all the time, thank you so much for forgiving me. But really to release him from being able to repay a debt that he never can, cause Ann could never be brought back to us, it released us from keeping Ann in that moment," said Grosmaire.

Mcbride was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years probation.

Grosmaire says she was satisfied with that sentence because during his probation he will have to speak with teens about dating violence.

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