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Most domestic abusers defy court-ordered intervention


November 3, 2019

All Sean Jones had to do to avoid prison was to attend some domestic violence classes and check in with a probation officer once a month.

Jones felt relieved as District Judge Kevin McCray approved a plea deal in an Oklahoma City courtroom last May. Jones, now 27, pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery after holding a pillow over his girlfriend’s face during an argument at his Oklahoma City apartment in August 2017, court records show. Jones said he also shoved her and dragged her with his arm around her shoulders and neck.

Jones’ sentence is typical for domestic violence off...

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