Cari, of DeKalb, gave her powerful testimony about her life battling drug addiction and domestic violence, and said she hopes to tell her story to become a motivational speaker for others. She spoke at the annual Safe Passage Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil and Survivor Speak-Out inside the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023. (Kelsey Rettke)
Kelsey Rettke is the editor of the Daily Chronicle, part of Shaw Media and DeKalb County's only daily newspaper devoted to local news, crime and courts, government, business, sports and community coverage. Kelsey also covers breaking news for Shaw Media Local News Network.