''It's a pretty heavy feeling. It's kind of a wake-up call,'' said Raechel White, after hanging one of 62 shirts on a clothesline meant to represent the 62 deaths that resulted from domestic violence in Indiana in 2011. PHOTO BY ANDREW LAKER
A paper T-shirt made by CSA New Tech students is a part of a display panel on Oct. 2, as part of Harrison College's month-long Clothesline Project that honors the memory of domestic violence victims. PHOTO BY ANDREW LAKER
The grisly image remains carved in Jackie Griffith’s memory years after the fact.
Her mother, helpless in the shower, was shot to death by an estranged boyfriend while Griffith and her brother sat in a different room at their North Vernon home.
“Her boyfriend carried her through the trailer, and we saw our naked mom with blood on her,” said Griffith, who was 6 years old at the time and now is a Harrison College campus administrator.
“You never forget something like that, no matter how much time goes by.”
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