GERRY – A domestic violence survivor traveling the nation with her horse Apollo stopped in Gerry this week to speak with the mother of a woman killed in a domestic violence shooting.
Meredith Cherry stopped at Homestead Stables, an equestrian center operated by Heritage, to speak with April Johnson, whose daughter, Shari Robbins, lost her life to domestic violence in 2016.
Robbins was shot in a church parking lot on Prospect Street in Jamestown following a dispute with her husband, Keith. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2017 after he plead guilty to manslaughter.
Cherry is on a continuous ride named The Centauride, which spans 10,000 miles and 48 states, to raise awareness about domestic violence.
She visits communities during her ride to discuss the realities of domestic violence and aims to provide hope to those dealing with the effects of it in their own lives.
To learn more about Cherry’s journey visit centauride.org.