Connecticut woman acquitted for abusive ex-boyfriend’s murder shares story of domestic violence

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Cherelle Baldwin suffered abuse at the hands of her boyfriend and endured even more violence after they broke up. She accidentally killed him in 2013 and spent three years in jail while she went through two separate trails. On March 31, she was acquitted of the murder charges.

PIX11's Tamsen Fadal talked to Baldwin who shared her journey.

If you or someone you love are experiencing domestic violence, below are resources in the tri-state area to help end the suffering.

Click here to see PIX11’s other stories in this series covering domestic violence.



  • New Jersey Domestic Violence
    800-572-SAFE (7233)
  • New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)
  • Women's Referral Central Hotline
  • More hotlines and helplines in NJ


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