The Charlotte Observer: She fled from a man she feared would kill her. She hoped for asylum in Charlotte

IRLI In The News

November 9, 2018

By Cristina Bolling

The abuse was always worse when he drank, Paula says, and it didn’t stop – not when she moved with her five kids, not when she begged her husband to end the death threats. She filled out police reports and filed a court petition in the small town in Honduras where she had fled to get away from him. It didn’t help.

When he threatened her oldest son with a machete in 2015, she decided she had to leave, she says. Terrified, Paula sold her small home in the country’s coastal region and packed up her three oldest children, whose father, she says, had been murdered years earlier by a robber. They headed for the border. Read the full article at The Charlotte Observer.

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