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Nicole Beverly: Finding A Temporary Sense Of Peace And Safety As Abuser Is Convicted

Apr 10, 2018

Nicole Beverly of Ypsilanti Township, activist and advocate for better protections for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Convictions on charges of witness intimidation and extortion on April 3rd will keep Nicole Beverly's ex-husband behind bars, for now.  Kevin Beverly abused Nicole for a period of years, and even while behind bars, allegedly tried to hire people to kill the Ypsilanti Township woman and the two children they share. sentencing on the latest two convictions has been scheduled for May and it could keep Kevin Beverly jailed for up to 20 years.  Hear Nicole's reaction to the convictions, how her children are responding and why she is more determined than ever to win greater protections for victims and survivors of domestic violence. 


RESOURCES: 

Jury convicts Washtenaw County man of threatening ex-wife over court testimony

Victim of domestic violence shares emotional story with high school students

Convicted stalker Kevin Beverly to stand trial on extortion charge

Stalker ex-husband stays in prison for now

Prisoner plotted to slowly kill children in front of ex-wife, witness says

Abuse survivor plans to escape Michigan, a state where the law won't protect her

Bills proposed to protect Michigan domestic violence victims

If you, or someone you know, needs help there are resources available:

If the emergency is immediate, call 9-1-1. 

Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County -24-hour help line: 734-995-5444

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