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New London, Conn.

Mother of homicide victim sets up antiviolence group

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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 in Willimantic, where she was a student. Her dismembered body was found a month later in Bridgeport. Wiley’s boyfriend, Jermaine Richards, 30, has been charged with murder and kidnapping. Martin, who launched Mothers of Victim’s Equality, told The Day of New London she has researched domestic violence and how the judicial system and media treat victims. She said she is not particularly impressed with what she has found. She said the news 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. (AP)