SPRINGFIELD, MO (03/06/18) - Every 9 seconds a woman is a domestic violence victim in America. Here in Springfield that number seems to be on the rise. One woman, whom was brave enough, told Fox 5 her survival story. We have covered her face for her protection. We will be referring to her as "Katie" in the story. "There were times when he told me that if I tried to take the boys he would kill me," says Katie.