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Man accused of killing woman in Boynton Beach had history of domestic violence

Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 11:16:13-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.-- A man accused of killing a woman in Boynton Beach had a past record of domestic violence.

Boynton Beach Police say 56-year-old Jeffery Garner killed the woman Wednesday morning inside the Manatee Bay Apartment complex. Moments later police shot and killed Garner when they arrived on scene and police say he would not put his gun down.

Police are still investigating the death of the woman, but they did say she and Garner had a relationship. Court records show Garner also pleaded guilty to domestic assault in Missouri in 2007.

Jennifer Rey with Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse said their organization works in Palm Beach County and it is always frustrating when they cannot reach everybody.

“Really the is what our organization is all about is to help people stay alive,” said Rey.

AVDA will offer resources to anyone who needs support, they have a 24/7 hotline that can help get someone to a shelter right away or even start an escape plan.

Rey said they do everything they can before a situation turns deadly.

AVDA’s hotline is 1-800-355-8547.

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