COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - More than four dozen South Carolinians have been remembered as part of an annual ceremony to pay tribute to those killed as a result of domestic violence.
During the Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony at the Statehouse on Tuesday, state Attorney General Alan Wilson read the names and stories of 39 women and nine men killed by their partners last year.
Life-size silhouettes representing each victim were held up.
This was the event's 16th year.
October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Last week, a report released by the Violence Policy Center in Washington showed that South Carolina ranks first in the country in the rate of women murdered by men.