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Tenth annual memorial run shines spotlight on domestic violence

Tenth annual memorial run shines spotlight on domestic violence

On a September day in 2007, Jeffrey Jacobsen had just finished buckling his two young sons into his SUV and was about to drive away from the Timonium home he once had shared with 37-year-old Jessica Jacobsen, his estranged wife.

Instead, according to reporting in The Baltimore Sun from the time, Jeffrey Jacobsen turned to his father, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the SUV, and asked him to tell Jessica Jacobsen to come outside.

Jeffrey Jacobsen pulled a handgun from the backseat and, when his wife emerged from the house, shot her twice in the chest before running into the house and shooting himself to death.

Despite the best efforts of neighbors who rushed to...

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