Judge Tony Marabella, who has presided over the 19th Judicial District's drug court for a decade, said after the judges' meeting that 30 percent to 40 percent of the bonds he sets are in domestic abuse cases.
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"It's a very difficult problem," Marabella acknowledged. "It's getting more prevalent. It really is an epidemic. It's not an easy subject to address."