East County News Service
October 22, 2017 (El Cajon) – The East County Coalition will hold a Hope Rally on Tuesday, October 24th in El Cajon, where community residents and professionals will walk, rally and give presentations to raise awareness about domestic violence on. Last year, there were 16,719 domestic violence incidents reported in San Diego County and up to a dozen homicides related to domestic violence.
Mary Katherine Fa’anunu, 34, was shot to death by her estranged spouse Hauati Fa’anunu, in their El Cajon home on January 1st, 2016. Hauati was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.
On May 13, 2016, Ginger Curtis, 41, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend Robert Oakes (54) and her body was later found in his pick-up truck. Robert died by accident the following day while evading police in El Cajon.
The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the El Cajon Police Department. Walkers will head down Magnolia and conclude on Prescott Promenade, near the community center in downtown El Cajon. Community members, survivors of domestic violence and professionals who help them will be participating.