Dating violence in the news


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The yelling, the threatening text messages, the hitting went on for months. "He slammed me on the ground and was like get in the car," Harris said.

"He snatched the phone, and he started hitting me." Harris lived to tell her story, but 15-year-old Danielle Locklear died after her ex-boyfriend, Je'Michael Malloy, strangled her and tied weights to her body before dumping her in water.

It was easier to stay and suffer in private than to try to leave and be humiliated in public.

I was stuck in a psychological trap and didn't know where to turn, nobody could help me. Nobody knew I had been punched so hard I was almost knocked out.

Twenty-one percent of high school girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they dated -- a figure twice as high as previously estimated, a new study shows.