OU-Lancaster Students To Walk In Honor Of Victim

By
Olivia Bevan

Dateline
Updated Thu, Oct 25, 2012 10:16 am

Ohio University Lancaster students will honor a domestic violence victim in the "Walk in Their Shoes" event Thursday afternoon.

After Stephanie Adams was shot and killed in an incident related to domestic violence early Tuesday morning, several of her friends decided to participate in the walk.

Lancaster police say Adams was one of three victims in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police say Adams' ex-husband, Kevin Adams, was believed to be the shooter.

Stephanie Adams' friends plan to carry pictures of her during the walk.

Adams' friend Cheryse Hubbard said she thinks Adams would be happy to see people participating.

"From the situation, most can see that it was domestic violence and I think Stephanie would be proud of everybody who comes out and if something good from this situation can come out of it by somebody getting out of a domestic violence situation because of the walk today, I think Stephanie would be very proud and very happy," said Hubbard.

Hubbard also said they are planning other benefits in memory of Adams.

"Domestic violence impacts a high number. Men and women can both be victims. One out of three people are impacted in their lifetime," said Lisa Skeens, Human Services Technology program coordinator at OU-Lancaster.

The walk was planned weeks ago by the Human Services Student Association to mark National Domestic Violence Prevention month and will take place at 2 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lighthouse Shelter.

 

 

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