Final July, 32-year-old Calley Garay was shot to dying whereas shielding her youngsters exterior of a well being clinic in Madera.
Police arrested her estranged husband, 50-year-old Julio Garay, who is alleged to have identified her location due to a medical appointment.
Family members say Calley did every thing proper as she mustered the braveness to go away a years-long abusive marriage. The mom of three obtained a restraining order and went into hiding together with her youngsters.
“It needs to be rather a lot simpler to maintain somebody secure. I really feel like she went by way of hoops and nonetheless she wasn’t stored secure,” stated Calley’s cousin, Sarah Rodriguez. “Calley died defending her youngsters saving their lives and now in her honor, she is going to hopefully do the identical for different girls and save their lives.”
State Senator Anna Caballero was the writer of SB 24, now signed into regulation. It provides a bit in a home violence restraining order through which a choose can cover college, daycare and medical information that would reveal a toddler’s whereabouts to an abusive mother or father.
“We took a have a look at what occurred, the way it occurred and felt very strongly that we have to make it very clear,” stated Senator Caballero.
She hopes this new regulation will assist victims of home violence discover the energy they should search assist.
“To offer confidence for these people that need to go away an abusive state of affairs. For them to know that there are protections for them,” stated Caballero.
Calley’s household says it is their effort to assist finish the abusive cycle.
“So many occasions, the abuser makes use of the youngsters as one other option to maintain onto the sufferer,” stated Rodriguez.
For Chowchilla Police Chief David Riviere, this case was private. He knew Calley since she was only a lady and finally helped her escape the abuse.
“This actually hits house to me,” he stated.
From a policing perspective, Riviere says the regulation will put extra energy on the facet of the sufferer.
“It is only one thing more that assists regulation enforcement in really taking some type of enforcement motion,” he stated.
Julio Garay pleaded not responsible to homicide and youngster endangerment prices. He’s awaiting trial in late August.
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