Editorial by Tracey Rogers, Action News 5 general manager:
(WMC) - I, like a lot of you, watched in horror as we saw the news break that Tasha Thomas had been shot and killed by her husband outside the day care center where she worked.
In the hours and days after this horrible murder, we found out Thomas did everything right. She took the steps to try and protect herself from a violent man.
And it didn't work.
It breaks my heart to look at her picture and think about the children she has left behind.
What can we do? I certainly hope this senseless killing does not deter a battered woman from getting help.
There is always hope. There is always a way. I know it may not seem like it when you are the punching bag, but there is.
We have incredible resources here to help you.
Please, I beg you, if you are in a domestic violence situation, get help and get out before it is too late.
Getting domestic violence survivors the help they need will make this A Better Mid-South.