"When he knows she's not coming back. When he knows he's lost control."
This might not happen right away. Smith said there was a case where a husband and wife had what a appeared by all involved to be an amicable separation. After the divorce, he snuck into the house where the wife was sleeping in bed with her 14-year-old daughter, forced the wife outside by knifepoint and fatally shot her.
There are about 25 volunteers, most answering phone calls for the 24 hour crisis hotline. The full time employees are contacted in the event of a crisis.
The center is seeking more volunteers. There will be training sessions on Nov. 7-9. Call 405.222.1818 for more information.
The crisis line is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Treadaway said. The crisis line is 405.222.1818.
In the future, the center hopes to have a state of the art shelter.