BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a woman is trying to make others aware of her plight.
She said she placed a call to the Baton Rouge Police Department after her ex-husband left a haunting letter for her.
"I'm going to end up dead," said 'Jane Doe.' "If somebody's not paying attention, I'm going to end up dead."
She said she endured years of abuse during her marriage to her now ex-husband. Court records show one case of violence between the two and a case of domestic violence between her ex-husband and another woman. This victim said she wants to believe in the system, but added it has failed her once already.
"I had gotten away, finally. I finally got away where he couldn't find me. And, I filed a PTO and his probation officer was there. And, they served him in jail and gave him my new address. It was on the paper," 'Jane Doe' explained.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore knows all too well about domestic violence cases like this.
"As you know, we have 13 domestic violence related deaths, murders," Moore said. "So, that person or persons in that position should report it immediately to police."
'Jane Doe' did contact police Sunday night to show them the letter. However, they said the man can only be charged with remaining when uninvited at this point. 'Jane Doe' does not sleep well at night.
"I think he's going to kill me. I absolutely think that he doesn't (inaudible) anybody else and he's going to kill me because he won't give up. It's been two years," she said.
Police advised her to either leave her apartment or check into a battered women's shelter. She said she's not going to let her ex-husband run her life.
The note left on her door targeted her new boyfriend.
Police said he is the one who needs to press the charges, in which case, the ex-husband could be charged with battery.