Second-annual Stop the Silence fundraiser happening Sunday

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SPOKANE, Wash. -"Unfortunately I had to tell my mom over the telephone that her daughter was killed. Our lives haven't been the same since then," Shauna Kennedy-Carr said.

On May 1st, 2017, Shauna's sister, Jesseka Musson, was killed at the hands of her fiance, Eric Dante in Bonners Ferry.

A lot has changed in the year and a half since Musson was killed.

Dante's guilty plea was thrown out by a judge, Shauna says, and now they are awaiting a possible trial.

Don Estes is Tina Stewart's father.

His daughter was killed at the hands of her boyfriend, Nicholas Holden, last Thanksgiving.

Holden was sentenced to 16 years behind bars for the murder.

These two families, bonded in unimaginable tragedy, now working together to stop the silence.

"We really felt the need to be able to raise awareness to domestic violence and to give back to the community," Kennedy-Carr said.

To help stop the silence, they're adding music.

The second "Stop The Silence" fundraiser will have live bands, a live and silent auction, and games for the kids, all taking place Sunday at Peone View in Mead.

"All of the proceeds will go to the YWCA of Spokane, NAOMI, Safe Passages, and the Boundary County Victim Services," Kennedy-Carr said.

The event begins at 11 Sunday morning.

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