Domestic violence service responds to murder verdict

CHICO, Calif. - Catalyst Domestic Violence service in Chico said the guilty verdict is another perfect example that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.

A jury found Olabaku Jones guilty for killing Abby Tucker in their Oroville home on June 24, 2013.

Police found Tucker naked and unconscious on her bed with gashes on her head. Jones said she had a seizure and fell in the bathtub.

Catalyst said 25 percent of relationships are abusive and 85 percent of the time women are the victims. They said the best way to stop this behavior is to report it.

"That's what we ultimately want to do in this community," said Catalyst associate director, Molly Heck. "We want to hold people accountable for their abusive behavior. It's not okay to hurt your partner. It's not okay to hurt anyone."

Catalyst applauded the law enforcement and the prosecution for bringing Jones to justice. He faces 39 years to life in prison.

Catalyst offers intervention services to anyone in an abusive relationship.

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