The unsolved murder of a Carolina woman in 1992 remains a mystery to this day, but her case has left her family with a bittersweet legacy.
In the years since the murder, many family members have questioned the lack of justice for the woman, and her daughter has also become an outspoken advocate for the justice system.
“I can’t say it’s been a pleasant ride,” said Laura Dominguez, Laura’s daughter, in a 2015 interview with CNN.
“We’ve been able to do some things to try to help with the justice, but it’s still really hard for us to know if we’re going to be able to find justice for our daughter.”
In April 2018, a grand jury indicted Domingues on a murder charge.
She was later convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison.
Her daughter has since said that despite her mother’s conviction, she’s determined to take her fight for justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
She has been pushing for a change in the law, but she has yet to see any tangible result from her efforts.
“When you have a family like this, and they’re going through so much trauma, and then they’re facing such a stigma and a lack of access to justice, you’re going have to take action,” Domingue said.
“You’ve got to do something about it.”
For her part, Laura Doms has decided to focus on other issues, including the opioid epidemic and mental health.
She said she hopes her advocacy will help other families that have suffered as a result of the opioid crisis.
“It’s a really difficult time for my family, because we’ve been so lucky,” Doms said.
“In some ways it’s a little more difficult, because I’m not the only one that’s had a really tough time,” she added.
“I don’t think that they can see it like that, but they can feel it.”
Laura Dominguis case became a national sensation.
She spoke out against her mother and was named the first person to be arrested in the case.
Her daughter has become an activist for the change in law, as well.
She’s also been an outspoken supporter of her mother, and has even made a documentary on her case.
She says she was initially hesitant to speak out because she didn’t know who Laura Domes was.
But after speaking with Laura and her family, she decided to do so.
“That’s the only reason I’m saying this,” Domes said.
But while Laura Dombs’ daughter is a prominent figure in the justice reform movement, it seems like the story of her case is often overlooked.
Laura Domenes case is a reminder of the importance of justice, and the need for reform.