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Mother and daughter hope story of survival saves other domestic violence victims

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Kimya Motley has one incredible story to tell. She survived being shot four times and her daughter, who was 10 at the time, survived being shot in the head.

"When I emerged from the car he [Terrance Robinson] was standing right next to me. He told me, 'I told you I was going to kill you.' He shot me in my face," said Motley.

But that one shot didn't satisfy Robinson.

"After that he shot me in the side of my neck, and I fell down to the ground. He shot me in the back of the head," said Motley.

Even after she was shot three times, Motley's motherly instinct wouldn't let her stay down.

"He walked back over to where I was and he shot me one last time in my back and he left."

While this was happening, Motley was still aware that her daughter, Corinne Williams, was in the car.

"I got up to go and reassure her that I was OK, but when I got in the car, I realized she too had been shot."

Robinson shot his stepdaughter once in the center of her forehead.

He left them both to die. Motley was at her daughter's daycare dropping her off when Robinson ambushed them.

It happened in September 2011.

Motley said she'd been in an abusive relationship that she finally got the strength to end.

When she told Robinson she was filing for a divorce, he snapped.

"He would say things like, 'the Bible says until death do us part and it's going to be until death do us apart. I'm not getting a divorce,'" she said.

Robinson turned himself in and admitted to the shootings. He's serving a 50-year prison sentence.

"I'm the picture of what you should not do, I'm only here because God chose me to be here. I didn't do right in the leaving or trying to leave him."

Now Motley is helping other women in similar situations find a way out.

"Because this has happened I know God has given me life again so that I can save other women," she said.

Motley started Haven of Light International, Inc., a nonprofit organization, to help women avoid and get out of abusive relationships.

There is a conference Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at The Branch Worship Center. It's located at 2285 Iris Dr. SE, in Conyers, GA.

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