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Alisha Waters, Fort Thomas domestic violence victim, issues video thank you

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FORT THOMAS, Ky. – Lying in bed, recovering from wounds inflicted by her estranged husband before he killed himself, Alisha Waters stated a heart-filled thank you to supporters and family.

"To the family that's been beside me since day one to the friends who never let me down and to the ones I met along the way, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you've done for me," she said in the 1 minute 13 second video posted on YouTube posted Tuesday.

Just before 8 a.m. on Aug. 6, Waters Mathis was tracked down and shot by Dennis Mathis, 32, on her way to work at Personal Touch Home Health Care on 20 North Grand Ave. in Fort Thomas.

According to police reports, Dennis Mathis chased his wife into the three-story brick office building, shooting her several times before turning the gun on himself. He died at the scene and Waters Mathis was hospitalized.

Alisha Waters Mathis had attempted to get a protective order against her husband months earlier.

Waters Mathis family has vowed to fight for changes in domestic violence protection orders.

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