Ga. ranks high in domestic violence deaths

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranks ninth in the nation when it comes to the number of women being murdered by men, according to The Violence Policy Center.

Georgia has ranked near the top of that list four of the past five years.

The study also finds 69 percent were killed with handguns.

Kimberly Brusk, a domestic violence survivor of 10 years, said one day she realized she couldn't take it anymore.

"I remember he was stalking me and I thought, 'I can't do this. I can't do this anymore.' He's following me. He doesn't even trust that I'm trying to help him -- and I've gone through all this stuff for him," said Brusk. "Something different is triggered in each person, and they have to be ready to leave because it is really hard to leave."

If you need help, call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) The 24-hour completely confidential hotline will help you get out of a bad situation.

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