Tougher Domestic Violence Penalties in SC

South Carolina governor Mark Sanford signed a new law increasing jail time and fines for domestic violence crimes.

"And frankly a fear that no woman should live by is the fear of, is a quote loved one going to kill me, or beat me or hit me, or who knows what?" Gov. Sanford said. "This bill is about saying that isn't right, it's got to change and we've got penalties if you don't change."

The new penalties start in January. South Carolina has one of the highest rates of men killing women in the country.

Reported by: WTOC staff