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“A temporary sense of relief” for domestic violence survivor after her ex-husband’s conviction

Nicole Beverly
Stateside Staff
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Michigan Radio
Domestic abuse survivor Nicole Beverly hopes that by educating people about the causes about domestic violence, victims won't feel shame.

The torrent of death threats made an impression on the Washtenaw County jury because on Tuesday, that jury convicted Kevin Beverly of felonies for extorting and intimidating his ex-wife, Nicole.

Nicole Beverly first spoke with Stateside last summer. On Stateside, we heard her story of years of terrifying abuse, stalking, and threats from her ex, Kevin – including threats made while he was in prison, serving a five year sentence on a 2012 conviction for stalking Nicole.

Nicole joined Stateside again today to discuss the verdict. Listen above to learn how she felt when she heard the conviction, whether she still feels safe in Michigan, and what she thinks the state can do to help survivors of domestic violence.

Kevin Beverly will be sentenced May 15. He faces up to 35 years in prison for two felonies.

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