McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 3, 2013

DA Farley Ward to free screening of the movie “Telling Amy’s Story.”

By Jeanne LeFlore
Staff Writer

McALESTER — In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month District Attorney Farley Ward is hosting a free screening of the movie “Telling Amy’s Story.”

The screening is set for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the S. Arch Thompson Center, organizers say.

The documentary chronicles the time leading up to the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two who was shot and killed in 2001 by her husband. McGee was also an employee of Verizon, Ward said.

“When I learned that Verizon was making this movie available I thought it would be a good way to help inform people about domestic violence,” Ward said.

The event is hosted by Ward in collaboration with Verizon Wireless, KIBOIS McAlester Care Center and The Regina Project.

Ward said he wanted to bring the movie to McAlester to help increase awareness.

“I want to allow people the opportunity to see what goes on inside an abusive relationship and see how the victims and their families are affected by abuse,” Ward said.

Ward said in his 25 years experience as an attorney he has seen many cases of domestic abuse.

“Victims are more inclined to come forward now than they were in the past because they have more support, but victims are still reluctant, Ward said.

“ I hope this movie will be used to increase awareness.”

The movie is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Telling Amy’s Story visitwww.telling.psu.edu.

For more information on the movie screening call 918-423-1324.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.