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Family hopes Newman Lake murder serves as domestic violence wake up call

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NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. -

Stop the silence. That's what so many of you are saying on our social media pages after yet another domestic violence murder last week in Spokane County. It was the third in less than a month. The mother of the latest victim is now begging anyone living in fear to get the help they need, in her daughter's honor.

"She stood up for all the children," said Tina Stewart's mother Lora. "She just about ran an orphanage out of her home."

Lora said her daughter was just the kind of person you wanted around. She was sweet, happy and full of love. She said he daughter's boyfriend, Nicholas Holden, robbed the world of someone so good when he allegedly beat her to death in his father's Newman Lake home. The brutal crime happened Thanksgiving night.

Related: Family of Newman Lake homicide victim speaks out

Lora said the fact that many warning signs were missed, is agonizing.

"It was ongoing from what I'm learning," she said.

She hopes Tina, and the many domestic violence victim's before her, will serve as the lifesaving wake up calls he believes our community needs.

"If you're in a situation like hers, do something about it before it gets out of hand," she said. "Save a life."

It's a message Sheriff Knezovich echoes.

"Get help," he said. "It's not going to get better. If you report it, we can at least try to do some intervention."

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