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After Bristol Domestic Violence Killing, A Reminder That Help Is Available

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A mobile phone set to dial the Connecticut domestic violence hotline. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer

A mobile phone set to dial the Connecticut domestic violence hotline. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer

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Following a domestic violence murder-suicide in Bristol, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is reminding people that help is available, through a 24-hour hotline.

The domestic violence hotline number is 888-774-2900.

Coalition Director Karen Jarmoc says there are certain times when abusive relationships are more likely to become increasingly dangerous.

“Quite often when someone is trying a leave that relationship, and the perpetrator is losing that power and control they try to exert over the other, things can become very dangerous, emotions run very high, they can become very volatile,” Jarmoc said.

Bristol Police said the deaths of 26-year-old Alexander Ryng and 27-year-old Kyla Ryng were a murder suicide.  The couple was going through a divorce.

The couple’s three children were in the house at the time of the shooting.  They are ages 4, 3, and 1.

Some of the children ran out of the house after the gunfire.

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