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Teenage domestic violence a silent danger

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The recent arrest of 17-year-old Kelton Fox in Durham for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Tierra Hall has tragically brought teenage domestic violence into the spotlight in North Carolina, WTVD reported on April 1.

Fox has been indicted with first-degree murder in relation to Hall, who was found dead behind a vacant home on March 28. Although this is an extreme example, the private nonprofit organization Interact knows that domestic violence among teenagers is far more common than one might think.

The director of education training and engagement in domestic violence for the Raleigh chapter, Stephanie Francis, said that domestic violence can begin among young teens around the age of 12. Red flags include an unhealthy amount of calls and texts, isolation from friends and family, and invasion of privacy into social media accounts.

The attorneys of Marshall & Taylor PLLC passionately work for the protection of domestic violence victims, and we may be able to help you out of a dangerous situation by seeking a restraining order. Call our offices at (919) 833-1040 today to begin taking action.