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More space needed for domestic violence victims

A young mother fled from her abusive boyfriend after he attempted to kidnap their child, taking nothing with her but her daughter and heading to Houston. She feared her life but was defiant: “He beat me for the last time.”

She had been staying with the friend of a relative for nearly two weeks while trying to find a safer place. Unfortunately, every place she contacted responded with the same unfortunate message: they were full.

Fortunately, when Gail Hays, a former DA’s investigator, tried an out-of-Houston shelter on September 8, around noon, the worker had a room available for the mother and her child on the same day.

“I wish there was enough room for everyone who needs it,” the unidentified mother said, “I’d like to be a counselor so I could help women like me.”

We understand at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler that the emotional impact of domestic abuse can often be more traumatic than the physical impact and we believe you deserve peace of mind again. Call us at (713) 802-1777 where we are standing by to support you through this trying and often confusing time.


Domestic violence awareness raised in memory of murdered woman

Family and friends of 23-year-old mother La Keisha Lewis, a domestic violence victim, showed up at Harvest Time Church in North Houston following her death.  Darrell Mitchell, Keisha’s ex-boyfriend is in jail following the shooting and killing Keisha, mother of his three children as well as stabbing Keisha’s current boyfriend, Johnel Francis, to death.

“Nobody should have to walk on Earth, to be murdered. To take away a loved one…Nobody deserved to die like this” says Sandra Turner, La Keisha’s cousin.

“She was beautiful, fun and… it’s sad,” said friend Kennedy Stanley. Those that gathered wore purple to honor Keisha’s life and to raise awareness about domestic violence.

“If you are in an abusive situation, please don’t wait another minute. No one has the right to rule over you, to put their hands on you. That’s not love, that’s control and obsession,” said another family member.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our attorneys are committed to regaining a sense of safety and well-being in domestic violence victims. Our thoughts go out to the victim and all victims of domestic abuse.


Hip hop star arrested over battery charges

An online report published by the Huffington Post Tuesday, January 7, stated that hip hop star Young Jeezy turned himself in to the police over charges of battery, false imprisonment, and making threats against his son.

The 36-year-old artist submitted himself to the police on January 3 following a warrant issued by the grand jury over accusations of domestic violence against his teenage son. The rapper allegedly knocked him into a shower door and then pulled him to a room before physically attacking him. He was also accused of threatening his own son with putting “a bullet in [his] head”. The accused was released after paying bail of $45,000.

Our team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, PLLC has 60 years of experience in Houston handling sensitive family issues such as domestic violence. If you are from Houston and currently facing domestic violence concerns, reach us by calling 713-802-1777 today. We might be able to help you seek much needed legal assistance in dealing with this difficult situation.

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