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An annual event to raise awareness of domestic violence is set to feature a speaker who will address an audience for the first time since the alleged murderer of her sister was convicted early last month.

Sue Doman was contracted by Community Action Partnership of Madera County’s Victim Services Center to speak during the 11th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Wednesday at United Methodist Church, 500 Sunset Ave.

Doman’s sister, the late Kathleen Savio, was allegedly murdered by Savio’s ex-husband, retired Bolingbrook, Ill., police Sergeant Drew Peterson on March 1, 2004. However, the case was not investigated as homicide until the disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson in late 2007. Stacy has not been found, and Drew has not been charged in her case. On Sept. 6 he was found guilty of first degree murder of Savio.

“Our goal is to spread hope that there is justice for victims of domestic violence,” said Tina Figueroa, program manager for Victims Services Center...


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