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Domestic homicide deaths increase in Wisconsin

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- The number of people killed in domestic violence incidents grew 36 percent from 2006 to 2007.

  That's according to a new report from the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  The coalition's report says 36 people died in 24 incidents in 2006.

  That includes 27 people killed, including a pregnant woman whose baby also died.

  It also includes eight perpetrators who committed suicide.

  The coalition says 49 people died last year in 28 incidents.

  Thirty-seven people and two unborn infants were killed.

  Ten perpetrators committed suicide.

  The report says eight incidents in the two years resulted in multiple deaths.

  The coalition says most of the people killed were women, and they were killed by husbands or boyfriends, often as they tried to get out of the relationship.

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