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Friends of alleged murder victim call for domestic violence awareness

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Close friends of Rashon Epps, 29, are calling on witnesses and victims of domestic violence to get help at the first sign of trouble.

Police say Epps, a pregnant mother of two small children, was killed early Saturday morning by her husband, Brian Darnell Epps, during a domestic dispute. Brian Epps is charged with capital murder for the crime and was apprehended Tuesday night.

Rashon Epps' co-workers at the Simply Gorgeous Salon in Birmingham tell ABC 33/40 they knew the couple had a rocky relationship. But they wish they had done more about the situation. In fact, Teresa Williams, a close friend of Epps, says the two often cried together about the physical abuse. Williams says she urged Epps to end the marriage, but she wishes she had done more.

Click the video for advice for witnesses and victims of domestic violence.

For more information, visit YWCA Central Alabama's website http://www.ywcabham.org/end-domestic-violence

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