"Kari's Law"


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In 2013, Kari Hunt was murdered in a Marshall, TX hotel room by her estranged husband. Before she died, her 9 year old daughter tried to dial 911 , but couldn't because you had to dial 9 to reach an outside line.  The girl's grandfather Hank Hunt championed the cause to get  multi-line phone systems capable of dialing 911 without having to dial an additional digit. After approved as a state law, Our Congressman Louie Gohmert helped push legislation in D.C. President Trump signed the matter into federal law early in 2018. KLTV exclusively followed this story since 2013. The awareness helped to drive the cause.

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Submitted by Jason Goodwin.