The Ohio Senate has taken a step toward making strangulation a felony offence. Deidra Lashley was interviewed by Sutton Dunnavant of NBC 24 this week to shed light on the importance of Senate Bill 288.

“”We know that the victim who has been strangled is 700% more likely to be killed by their abuser,” said Deidra Lashley, executive director of Bethany House.
Not only that, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase in the use of strangulation, according to Lashley.”