GPS device could protect domestic violence victims
Somerset county's tracking device Finland
A first of its kind program in Maine could make people charged with domestic assault wear a GPS monitoring device.
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00:02 It hasn't been saying it never will be sent. About
00:05 three years ago Ralph and -- -- who lost their daughter
00:08 Amy. And their two grandkids Cody and Monica. They were it's.
00:13 Just wonderful people and then never bothered anybody you know and
00:18 she was a teacher of course and and -- Monica were
00:23 just. Fun loving kids. While out on bail after threatening his
00:27 family at gunpoint in these estranged husband Steven lake went to
00:31 her home in Dexter 1 June morning carrying two guns. He
00:35 killed the three of them before taking his own life. --
00:39 Finland it's still visit Amy Cody and Monica's memorial on the
00:42 harmony town line and it never gets these. There are part
00:46 of -- every game in varying. The couple has made it
00:52 their mission to spare other families the same pain. They strongly
00:56 believe that if lake had been wearing a GPS monitoring device
01:00 that alerted police when he started approaching Amy's home. It could've
01:03 saved all three of their lives after years of fighting for
01:07 the device -- and Ralph are finally seeing their work pay
01:10 off. County commissioners have given the sheriff's department approval to enter
01:15 into a contract with the company that makes the tracking device.
01:18 As a staff and -- right direction you know. Reach out
01:22 to -- their families it. Make others know that we are
01:28 available to help the -- Somerset county's chief deputy says not
01:32 everyone arrested on domestic violence charge we'll have to Wear --
01:35 monitor but he says the program will help make victims safer
01:39 that we all worthwhile for -- so save 11 life. One.