Teen allegedly killed father to protect abused mom

Police found Javier Vera dead inside the family's home in Fresno, California, after his son called to report a domestic violence-related injuring, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
1:27 | 10/16/18

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Crime scene tape blocking the entrance of this home serves as a painful reminder that domestic violence can be deadly there's about 7000 calls to law enforcement president Kenny every year Nicole Linder executive director of the Marjorie Mason center says domestic violence is about how we're in control over someone. But it doesn't just indifferent to the couple involved here lot of people that think at want to pretend. That the kids have no idea what's going on in a relationship but the sheer fact is they see they hear they witnessed they feel. And there's a lot trauma that the kids earned Doreen when they learn in a piece of home. It was around 430 Saturday afternoon sheriff's deputies were called to Clinton and great lead in west Fresno county. To find a 54 year old man shot to dumped by his son. Who was protecting his mother. Detectives say they learned the incident stemmed from an argument that turned violent they pierce at the husband was at that time strangling his wife which you can imagine. It can't be anything more controlling pain and terror financing may have our hands around your neck pain after air supply. Detectives spent the night processing the home for evidence and interviewing the sign in to determine the shooting was insulted fronts. Detectives did not please him under arrest and don't need to do sell. The teen is now with his mother. And domestic violence advocates and law enforcement are hoping people use this case as a reminder. To report any signs of abuse or cries for help it affects everybody in our community anything beyond need to stand up and take it seriously.

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