Penn State panel on domestic violence to honor Philipsburg woman killed by estranged husband

From CDT staff reportsSeptember 30, 2013 

A panel discussion on domestic and sexual violence on Wednesday will be held in honor of a woman shot and killed by her estranged husband near Philipsburg earlier this year.

The public event, “A Different Ending: How to Change the Domestic Violence Story,” is at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Greg Sutliff Auditorium at the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State’s campus. Penn State’s Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, Family Law Clinic and the Center for Women Students have partnered to host the discussion.

Traci Miscavish, a Family Law Clinic client, was killed in March by her husband, Mark Miscavish, days after she filed to divorce him. Mark Miscavish, a former state trooper who’d been arrested months early after allegedly assaulting his wife, turned the gun on himself.

Panelists include law professor Jill Engle, who worked with Traci Miscavish, as well as local victims’ rights lawyer Justine Andronici and Mary Faulkner from the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.

The event also will include an abbreviated screening of the film “Telling Amy’s Story,” which depicts the 2001 domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee, a State College woman who was shot dead by her husband, Vincent McGee, who is serving a life sentence for murder.

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