Domestic Violence Survivor Shares Story | News
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
According to the state's Commission on Family Violence, more than 100 Georgians die each year due to domestic violence.
A Fort Valley woman says she is now getting ready to celebrate her one-year anniversary as a survivor.
Alecia Johnson spoke this week at a vigil on the campus of Fort Valley State University and told how she was violently attacked by her ex-husband.
A Fort Valley police report says he forced her into a car and drove into the woods where it says he severely beat her.
He drove her to a store and took off while she called police.
"I guess I was just so afraid to share with anyone, even my mom, to let her know what was going on in my household because I didn't want anyone to know that my marriage was a failure and that I had married someone who was evil to me," said Johnson.
Prosecutor Cindy Adams says Byron Livatt is charged with battery-domestic violence and false imprisonment.
She said there's a bench warrant out because he failed to show up at his latest court date.