TOWSON, Md. - There are so many things disturbing about this particular case.
Victoria Glover was shot and killed as she was placing her 3 year old son in the car.
Police say she was killed by her estranged husband Cory Bowman as she was headed to his criminal trial on the assault against her.
Then Bowman killed himself.
But what causes pause for many is that Glover did all the right things and still couldn't escape alive.
"I mean it's particularly tragic because she did access a lot of the avenues if not all of them and still was a victim."
Laure Ruth is the legal director at the Women's Law Center of Maryland.
Her organization met today with the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence in Annapolis.
The meeting was already planned, a strategy session of sorts to see what laws they could push through next year's legislative session to better protect victims of domestic violence, but then Glover's murder happened and that brought a new urgency to today's meeting.
"Absolutely, it always does. It's a moment where all of us stop, take account and try and look at the systems that are in place and what could be improved," said Ruth.
But Glover's case is a tough one as she took advantage of most services.
Ruth says it may spark a discussion about stricter bail laws for abusers or even a GPS monitoring program for offenders.
But those options can cost a lot in both political capital and regular cold hard cash.
Either way, they will be on the table today; a close examination of Glover's case and suggesting any changes to laws that may help prevent a similar fate for someone else.
"It's a tough situation. It's tragic and we're gonna think about it, reflect, try and figure out what else we could be doing...everybody in our community will."
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