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Bill Aims To Put Tracking Devices On Domestic Violence Offenders

Domestic violence offenders subject to a North Carolina court order could soon be monitored by satellite in a House bill now heading to the Senate.

The House voted unanimously Monday evening in favor of giving a judge the option to direct an offender to wear a GPS tracking device. The system would alert a domestic violence victim and law enforcement when the defendant travels to a prohibited location, such as the victim's home or workplace.

The bill is named for Allison Gaither, who police say was fatally stabbed in 2009 by her estranged husband near her Winston-Salem home. She had taken out a domestic violence order.

The GPS requirement would begin in July 2014, with state officials figuring in the meantime how to implement the program and pay for it.


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