By Madeline Coats
WNPA, Olympia News Bureau 

Domestic violence offender registry could improve safety in Washington state

Lawmakers push bill to hold domestic violence offenders accountable


OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic violence offender registry to save lives.

Tina Stewart, 30, was beaten to death by her boyfriend on Nov. 24, 2017 at her home in Newman Lake. The police report indicates that she had been kicked and punched repeatedly over her body, as depicted from bruising on Stewart’s face, chest and stomach, explained her uncle, Don Estes.

“I read the autopsy report,” said Estes in a testimony about his niece. “It was horrific.”

House Bill 1080 is co-sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, and Rep. Carolyn Eslick,...

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