Milwaukee domestic violence survivor seeks name change for slain daughter

Man killed daughter, wounded girlfriend

MILWAUKEE -- During October's Domestic Violence Awareness month, a Milwaukee mother is still fighting for her slain daughter.

Alexia Dailey's daughter, Kairii, was stabbed to death during a violent attack at the hands of her own father.

Dailey survived the same attack, suffering stab wounds all over her body, including her neck and face.

She is now working to change her daughter's last name to her own, on Kairii's birth and death certificate.

"It turns out in Wisconsin, there hasn't been a case like this where a name change has happened after a person's death," Dailey said. "I know it's going to help future name changes for others."

Dailey also hopes to create a child protection law named after her daughter.

"The main reason of staying is they think they're going to die if they leave," Dailey said.

If you know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse, call the Sojourner Family Peace Center at (414) 933-2722.

Volunteers from Sojourner will be at TODAY'S TMJ4 studios Monday from 4-7 p.m. for a phone bank answering your questions about domestic violence.
 

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