via Samantha Galvez, Fox 43:
A rally at the Capitol Tuesday supported a bill that would aim to add another layer of protection to domestic violence victims who have filed a Protection From Abuse order. At the rally, a mother shared her story so others don’t have to go through the same pain she did.
Elly Sheykhet said her 20-year-old daughter Alina was not supposed to die the way she did. Now she’s hoping House Bill 588 will pass, because even though her daughter filed a PFA order against her ex boyfriend, that piece of paper wasn’t enough to save her life.
In 2017, Alina died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. He stalked her, went to her home, and killed her.
“My husband and I found our daughter in a pool of her own blood,” Sheykhet said. “The face of my beautiful daughter was completely destroyed by a clawhammer.”
She and her family thought they did everything they could to protect her, feeling confident a PFA order would keep her safe.