A report shows the number of domestic abuse homicide victims in Wisconsin went up last year.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin releases an annual report. It shows the state had 57 victims in 2016. That compares to 48 in 2015.
One-third of the victims were trying to leave their partner or already had.
The group’s Chase Tarrier says domestic violence deaths are predictable and ought to be preventable. He says the reports are a guiding factor in their work.
The report includes several murders in northeast Wisconsin.
In Hobart, Heesun and Sabrina Teague were killed in June of last year. Prosecutors say Sabrina’s ex-boyfriend Jacob Cayer broke into their home and attacked them with a kitchen knife.