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Inslee signs Sheena Henderson Law as victim’s family looks on

OLYMPIA – The family and friends of a Spokane woman killed by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide last summer watched Tuesday as the bill they hope will prevent similar tragedies was signed into law. The Sheena Henderson Law will require police agencies in Washington to notify worried family members before releasing guns seized in cases of domestic violence or suicide prevention. It’s a common-sense measure that “will make communities safer and give families peace of mind,” Gov. Jay Inslee said.

‘Sheena’s Law’ a lifesaver, dad says

OLYMPIA – Six months after Sheena Henderson was shot and killed by her estranged husband at Deaconess Hospital, her father is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill that he believes could save others from the same fate. “Sheena’s Law” would enable law enforcement officers to get mental health experts involved more quickly in instances where they have concerns about someone who falls short of the legal threshold for being taken into protective custody. Supporters say it might have led to treatment for Sheena’s husband, Chris Henderson, who also fatally shot himself on July 8.