The final beating happened after Melissa Skelton woke up in the middle of the night to comfort her eight-year-old son who had wet the bed.
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By the numbers
The National Network to End Domestic Violence conducted a census of services provided — and denied or unavailable — on Sept. 17, 2013. Some of the highlights:
66,581: Domestic violence victims served.
9,641: Unmet requests for services, 60 percent of them (5,778) housing.
20,267: Hotline calls answered.
27: Percent of domestic violence programs reporting a decrease in government funding.
1,696: Number of staff positions that were eliminated in the past year.
Source: 2013 National Census of Domestic Violence Services