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"You Can Not Kill Me" – Boxing Champion Christy Salters-Martin Shares Her Story of Survival


Thirty West Virginians were killed as a result of domestic violence in just a year’s time during the last reporting period, between October 2012 and September 2013. It’s situation that Wyoming County native Christy Salters Martin is all too familiar with.

The six-time World Boxing Council Champion found herself fighting for her life after her former husband and manager tried to kill her. The former boxer is now sharing her story with the hopes of helping other victims.

Hear the champion tell her story of a small town girl making it big to reaching a point so low that she didn’t care if she lived or died. Salters-Martin describes being pistol whipped, stabbed and shot and recalls the point in the attack in which she decided her attacker, would not kill her.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help call 1-800-799-SAFE.