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Christina Spurgeon hopes other people who have suffered from domestic abuse will step forward. “It took me a long time because I was afraid, but if you don’t come out and speak about what’s going on, nobody will ever know and you could end up dead,” Spurgeon said.

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Christina Spurgeon hopes other people who have suffered from domestic abuse will step forward. “It took me a long time because I was afraid, but if you don’t come out and speak about what’s going on, nobody will ever know and you could end up dead,” Spurgeon said.

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“There were many times I thought I was going to die, especially when he would get into a ‘zone’ when he would start hitting me.”

Christina Spurgeon, alleged 
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By William F. West

The Daily Advance

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Christina Spurgeon said she first met Richard Akers Jr. after his mother baby-sat the youngest of her two sons from a prior marriage.

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