The topic of domestic violence is once again in the spotlight following the apparent murder-suicide of an Orchard Park couple.
Police say 53-year-old David Lewczyk shot and killed his girlfriend, 51-year-old Ruby Stiglmeir before taking his own life.
Police say Lewczyk was charged in a December 2015 domestic incident, in which Stiglmeir claimed her property was destroyed and set fire to, among other claims.
7 Eyewitness News sat down with an expert from the Family Justice Center, where a team of domestic violence advocates work to help victims get out of an abusive relationship safely.
For more information on how to get help and for a list of red flags that can help identify if an abusive relationship is at risk of turning deadly, click here.