NIXA, Mo. — 25 people gathered here tonight in Forest Park to remember Staci Whiteley. Police say Whiteley was a victim of domestic violence.
Staci was allegedly killed by her husband of 4 months. She was seeking a restraining order against him months and days before this happened. Songs and prayers were voiced in remembrance of her.
One of Staci’s friends had this to say, “I think we need this to build awareness and improve safety for other women in the same situation. I’m extremely angry the system has failed her as big as they have. She was going through all the right steps and nothing helped.”
There’s currently a gofundme online in support of Staci’s children and family.