Could the murder of Candice A. Sowder have been prevented?
When a history of domestic violence is involved, there is always an opportunity for intervention, said Pat Smith, president of Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.
Sowder, 64, and her daughter, Regina D. Johnson, 42, both were found shot in the head at the home they shared in North Vernon late Sunday. Sowder was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment.
James “Darrell” Sowder, 62, of Seymour, Candice’s ex-husband, was arrested in the shootings. He is being held in the Jennings County Jail at Vernon.
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