Teen Dating Violence: The Murder of Demi Cuccia
March 21, 2011
WQED's Michael Bartley investigates what led to the brutal murder of 16-year-old Demi Cuccia, a popular Gateway High School cheerleader. Cuccia was stabbed 16 times by "a jealous and obsessive boyfriend," who is now spending life without parole at a federal penitentiary. Cuccia's parents talk openly about their mission to inform and educate teenagers and parents about the warning signs of teen dating violence. This program offers resources and help for anyone facing the threat of dating violence.
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Losing Lambert: A Journey Through Survival and Hope
"What did i do wrong? How did I cause this? Why couldn't I see his pain?" Those were just some of the haunting questions for Kathy O'Hern Fowler when she lost her teenage son, Lambert Hillman, to suicide in 1995. Kathy spent years struggling with loss and grief, but would eventually move into a life-altering role as an advocate for other parents who tragically find themselves in the same position.