NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of a homicide victim has established a group to help fight domestic violence.

Corrinna Martin’s daughter, 20-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley, disappeared in April near Eastern Connecticut State University she attended in Willimantic. Her dismembered body was found a month later in Bridgeport.

Wiley’s boyfriend, 30-year-old Jermaine Richards, has been charged with murder and kidnapping.

Martin, who launched Mothers of Victim’s Equality, tells The Day of New London  that she has researched domestic violence and how the judicial system and media treat victims. She says she’s not particularly impressed with what she has found.

She says the media tend to mishandle reporting about domestic violence victims and that the judicial system often seems more concerned about defendants than focusing on victims.
Mothers of Victim’s Equality has started a support group.
Information from: The Day,

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