Terry spoke about the 132 women who died in 2014 in Texas as a result of domestic violence. The counties which are in white are locations where deaths resulting from domestic violence occurred.
A Justice Walk which ended at City Hall followed the news conference.
If advice was all it took for a person to get out of a violent relationship, then five El Paso women might still be alive today, according to experts who spoke Monday as the city kicked off a month-long awareness campaign.
El Paso, which had five domestic violence deaths in 2014, is ranked among the top five counties in Texas with the highest number of domestic violence deaths last year, according to a new report from the Texas Council on Family Violence, TCFV.
She and Crabbe dated for a period but she had ended their relationship.
Crecente was killed a few months prior to graduation. Crabbe did not check on Crecente to see how badly she was injured before fleeing the scene.
Among her classmates at Bowie High School in Austin was Justin Crabbe, until he dropped out of school in the tenth grade.
In some cases, last year's fatal victims had ended the relationship or were in the process of leaving their abusive partner, were already separated or were divorced, she said.
The walk began at the El Paso County Courthouse and ended at City Hall."We would love for October to come and go, and for us not to have a domestic violence month in our community, not have our youth impacted by dating violence and not have our seniors hurt by elder abuse," CASFV executive director Stephanie Karr said.
"But until we reach that day we all know how important it is to stand tall and together to support activities to decrease domestic violence in our community and support survivors."Karr said the most "horrific" consequence of domestic violence is when a death occurs.
Organizational goals for the two organizations sometimes converge but work as individual entities: Jennifer Ann's Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created by Jennifer's father Drew in February 2006 in Crecente's memory to prevent teen dating violence.
The stated purpose of the organization is to "keep Jennifer Crecente's memory alive through education and good works." The organization distributes educational materials to schools and organizations across the US for free and has speakers for national and regional events to talk about teen dating violence.
Officials said that some of the tools to keep victims of domestic violence safe include protective orders, awareness and education through different activities, like those during the Domestic Violence Awareness Month also help, they said.