A domestic violence situation became deadly in Colombus, Ohio, when Aaron Wiliams shot and killed his 9-year-old daughter Ava Williams and 6-year-old daughter Alyse Williams after police showed up at their home. According to USnews.com, Aaron Williams shot himself after killing his two daughters. He was pronounced dead on-site, and the daughters were taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, they were pronounced dead the next morning.
A family friend of the Williams’ states that the daughters had bright and loving personalities. They wouldn’t hesitate to greet their family and friends with an ‘I love you’.
According to People.com, this was not Aaron Williams’ first incident of domestic violence. In September 2018, he was charged with domestic violence with intent to harm and assault. After pleading guilty, his charge was reduced to disorderly conduct and he was let go.
Domestic violence is a widespread issue across the globe and is often overlooked. It is reported that the domestic violence hotline is called 20,000 times a day. If you or a loved one is in a domestic violence situation, visit this website or call the domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
The mother of Alyse and Ava Williams has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover funeral expenses.