FORRESTVILLE, MD. (WUSA9) - Convicted domestic violence abusers should be put on a public registry, according an associate minister who is representing the family of a woman who is still battling for her life after being set on fire in an alleged domestic assault.
"They should go on a registry like a sex offender," said Lynn Strange, who herself is a survivor of an abusive relationship.
Women should be able to quickly research whether men in their lives have a history of violence, Strange believes.
Strange is representing the family of Andrea Grinage, a pregnant woman who was doused with gasoline and set on fire by an attacker September 8 in Capitol Heights.
Grinage is still hospitalized, but doctors were able to deliver her baby, who is now in good enough condition to survive outside the hospital.
Tuesday, a Prince George's County judge ruled there is enough evidence to continue to hold the accused attacker 34-year-old Laguinn Phillips of Southeast, D.C. for a trial.
Phillips' attorney says Phillips is innocent and investigators' timeline of events is faulty.
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