Outreach to benefit salon shooting victims

Published On: Dec 01 2012 10:33:22 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 01 2012 11:21:16 AM EST

Friends and family of Gladys Cabrera are helping raise awareness about the dangers of domestic violence.

In October, Bradford Baumet stormed into a hair salon on State Road 436 and ordered the women to get on the ground.

He started shooting- killing Gladys Cabrera, and two other women.

He then killed himself at a nearby home.

According to police, Baumet was going after his estranged girlfriend, Marcia Santiago, one of the owners of the salon, who was shot five times but survived.

Two weeks before the shooting, she took out a restraining order against Baumet, and a court hearing was set- hours after the shooting.

Kathy Batista, Cabrera's daughter, is now leading what she calls a movement in her mother's name, to bring awareness to domestic violence and help to victims.

"Tomorrow it can be your sister, your cousin, your friend, your neighbor, your co-workers, how many lives have to be lost before somebody actually gets up and does something," Batista said.

Marcia Santiago's family tells us she is still on a breathing machine, but is able to communicate with her eyes.


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