• Oklahoma lawmaker to name new domestic violence bill after Allyssa Fielding


    TULSA, Okla. - A new domestic violence bill to be introduced in the Oklahoma legislation will be named after Allyssa Fielding.

    She and her unborn child died in Tulsa last April. Colby Wilson is accused of torturing Fielding to death.

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    That same week, a domestic violence bill stalled in the state Senate. It would have classified domestic violence as a violent crime, and required offenders to serve at least 85% of their sentence.

    If it had been the law when Fielding died, Wilson would have still been in jail from the first time he was accused of abusing her.

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    Instead, he was convicted and sent to prison, but served less than one year of his three-year sentence by the time he got out.

    She died in less than a year after that.

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    Now Rep. Marcus McEntire is pledging to try again to get the bill passed. This time it will be called “Allyssa’s Law.” McEntire hopes that by hearing her story, legislators will be motivated to approve the bill.

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can reach out to DVIS 24 hours a day by phone at 918-743-5763 or online at DVIS.org.

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