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Magistrate’s denial of protection orders alarms domestic violence victims, advocates
DENVER -- Almost half of all murders in Colorado are women killed by their husbands. Many of these women suffer in violent intimate relationships for years, and sometimes they turn to family and friends for help. More often, they turn to court where they file for protection orders. Every day, at 9:00 a.m. in Denver’s City and County Building people anxiously wait. Each has a different story of abuse, and each shares a desperate need for protection.