Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

A Kansas City man is accused of fatally shooting his wife last week.Police found Georgia Leming Petsch, 38, shot dead Friday at the couple’s home. Brandon Petsch, 36, is charged with second-degree murder. He remains hospitalized.The couple had been married for a 16 months. “You never know, and just because someone you care about is really strong, doesn’t mean they can’t fall victim. I think that is something we learned through this,” said Blythe Edelman.Edelman said her friendship with Georgia Petsch goes back to middle school. “It’s really awful that she was taken from us by someone that was supposed to love her. I think we’re all pretty angry about that,” Edelman said.What happened to Georgia Petsch is not uncommon. One in three women has experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. “I don’t want her to be remembered as a statistic,” Edelman said.Friends said when Georgia Petsch wasn’t working with adults with disabilities, she was an animal advocate, volunteering almost every day with The Rescue Project, managing its records. “There is certainly a correlation of individuals who do struggle with issues themselves; that they’re also finding themselves engaged in outlets where they’re able to give of themselves often what they aren’t receiving,” said Lisa Monteleone, of The Rescue Project.”What defines her is all the things she did for people. All the things she did for animals in the community. The love she had for friends, and the light she brought into a room,” Edelman said.Friends said they had not seen much of Georgia Petsch lately. They said that could have been a red flag, pointing to control issues in the relationship. The Rose Brooks Center urges anyone in a similar situation to call them.The center has an animal shelter onsite for people who want to leave a violent home. Rose Brooks can also help come up with a safety plan.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —

A Kansas City man is accused of fatally shooting his wife last week.

Police found Georgia Leming Petsch, 38, shot dead Friday at the couple’s home. Brandon Petsch, 36, is charged with second-degree murder. He remains hospitalized.

The couple had been married for a 16 months.

“You never know, and just because someone you care about is really strong, doesn’t mean they can’t fall victim. I think that is something we learned through this,” said Blythe Edelman.

Edelman said her friendship with Georgia Petsch goes back to middle school.

“It’s really awful that she was taken from us by someone that was supposed to love her. I think we’re all pretty angry about that,” Edelman said.

What happened to Georgia Petsch is not uncommon. One in three women has experienced physical violence by an intimate partner.

“I don’t want her to be remembered as a statistic,” Edelman said.

Friends said when Georgia Petsch wasn’t working with adults with disabilities, she was an animal advocate, volunteering almost every day with The Rescue Project, managing its records.

“There is certainly a correlation of individuals who do struggle with issues themselves; that they’re also finding themselves engaged in outlets where they’re able to give of themselves often what they aren’t receiving,” said Lisa Monteleone, of The Rescue Project.

“What defines her is all the things she did for people. All the things she did for animals in the community. The love she had for friends, and the light she brought into a room,” Edelman said.

Friends said they had not seen much of Georgia Petsch lately. They said that could have been a red flag, pointing to control issues in the relationship.

The Rose Brooks Cent

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