Karen was the mother of two young daughters in Elyria. She was stabbed twelve times by her ex-husband. Her children were at home at the time of the incident. Her oldest daughter and sister were both stabbed trying to intervene. The police had been called to the house earlier that same day. Her ex-husband was convicted of murder and felonious assault and received 28 yrs – life.. Although calls were made to the police department, she died before help arrived.