Police chief: Domestic homicides 'unusually high' in Louisville

Police chief: Domestic homicides 'unusually high' in Louisville
(Source: WAVE 3 News)
Chief Steve Conrad (Source: Jeff Knight, WAVE 3 News)
Chief Steve Conrad (Source: Jeff Knight, WAVE 3 News)
Jeanine Triplett (Source: Jeff Knight, WAVE 3 News)
Jeanine Triplett (Source: Jeff Knight, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In the first 25 days of 2018, seven people have been killed in domestic violence-related homicides.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad called it an "unusually high number." In 2017, there were a total of nine domestic violence-related homicides for the entire year.

Homicide detectives made arrests in all but one case - a domestic dispute between a father and son that resulted in a homicide on Laurelwood Avenue. The Commonwealth's Attorney will review this case to determine if charges should be filed.

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In response to the high number of domestic-related homicides, Jeanine Triplett from the Center for Women and Children advised possible domestic violence victims of a contingency plan like having an emergency code word for family and friends and packing an emergency bag for a quick departure.

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