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Domestic Violence determined to be involved in South Side Stabbing

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We are learning new information about a stabbing in far South Bexar County.

We know the 40-year-old woman was stabbed several times Wednesday morning, the result of a situation that counselors like Cortnee Wright, Director of Counseling Services for Family Violence Prevention Services said is more likely to happen in Bexar County right now than anywhere in America.

"One in three women are going to be victims of domestic violence when the national average is one in four." Wright said.

Domestic Violence is a topic that takes center stage after a stabbing in this southside home, but Johnny Garcia, Public Information Officer with the Bexar County Sheriff’s office said there were no tell-tale signs.

"We don't have any priors to lead us to believe this was a problem house or an area we commonly responded to for domestic violence calls, but obviously this call was a result of domestic violence." Garcia said.

Wright, said there could be a few factors to watch out for.

"One of the largest red flags is if you notice your loved one is being isolated, they're no longer coming around as often or they're starting to pull away in relationships.” Wright said.

If you aren't sure but still want to help there's a major do’s and don't that could save a life.

"We know that lethality actually increases when an individual has left a relationship,” said Wright. “Help her get connected with resources help him or her get connected to a safety plan but do not encourage them to leave, that might not be the safest thing for them right then and there."

A subtle sign to watch for, someone checking their phone frequently because they are missing a lot of calls.

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If you or someone you know is afraid about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

You can find the Family Violence Prevention Services Personal Safety Plan here.

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