SANFORD â€“ The Sanford Police Department ended Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October with a candlelight vigil.
The event, coordinated by Officer Kate Walsh, was attended by members of the Sanford Police Department, Seminole County Sherriffâ€™s Office, State Attorneyâ€™s Office, Safe House and citizens from local and neighboring communities.
During the vigil, guest speaker Dohmeher described the nearly fatal attack from her ex-boyfriend, who stabbed her 32 times because she was breaking up with him.
â€œHe said he just wanted a hug,” she recalled. “Itâ€™s all he wanted â€¦ a final goodbye. All he wanted was closure and I basically, you know, walked outside to my murder.â€
Dohmeherâ€™s story has been featured on â€œGood Morning America,â€ â€œ48 Hours,â€ and in the â€œNational Enquirer.â€
Please report domestic violence to your local law enforcement agency or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).