Group speaks out against violent offenders in wake of Tarrance Lee murder trial

Efforts to bring justice to a South Bend woman's alleged homicide continue.

Monday night a group spoke out against domestic violence in the wake of what appears to be Trina Winston's murder.

Her husband, Tarrance Lee, is accused of killing her.

Two weeks ago, a body that may be her's, was found dumped near a construction site in Chicago.

Although DNA has yet to positively identify Winston, her family believes they can finally find some closure.
Family members say when Trina Winston disappeared she had only been with her husband for two months.

Lee was allegedly abusive and Winston was trying to divorce him.

He had already served time for two murders and was released early for good time and helping prosecute other cases.

Now two victim's families are speaking out against domestic violence and trying to put a stop to "day for day" credit being extended to violent offenders.

“We do not want to read about another family or another loved one being killed by a known killer,” says Trina’s older sister, Traci Winston. “The laws here in South Bend do not protect us.”
Winston's funeral arrangements have been set for Saturday at St. Paul Bethel’s Church in South Bend at 2 pm.

Meantime, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office said Lee's trial was vacated on Tuesday. The Defense filed a waiver of jury trial. There will be a hearing for that waiver on Wednesday morning.

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