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Domestic Abuse Has Long Term Health Impact, Survey Says

Nov 5, 2013

The first time Leslie Morgan Steiner's husband attacked her was five days before their wedding. He choked her so hard he left handprints on her neck, she said.

After that, Morgan said he beat her regularly. She said that during their two-and-a-half year marriage, he threatened her with a loaded gun and pounded her head against walls. Once he threw her down a flight of stairs. Twice he choked her until she blacked out.

After a beating that lasted more than two hours, Steiner said she finally had the courage to file for divorce and take out a restraining order.

Read the full story online at ABC News.

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