In a few short, heartbreaking moments Alicia Little's life was over.
The mother-of-four, daughter, niece, aunty, cousin and friend had her life taken after "almost four years of domestic abuse".
Alicia was crushed to death by a car her fiance was driving at their Kyneton home on December 28, 2017.
"She is gone forever," her mother Lee Little told The Border Mail.
I don't have my daughter here anymore but I can be her voice and our family can be her voice, because I don't think we got justice.Lee Little
But the man originally charged with the 41-year-old's murder, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death, could walk free from prison next year - less than a year after his sentence was handed down.
And that "isn't good enough" for her family.
Ms Little, who lives outside of Wangaratta, is calling for a national domestic violence database, which she said could have "100 per cent" saved her daughter's life weeks, even months, before that day.
"There is one for pedophiles, arsonists, but there is nothing whatsoever for domestic violence," she told The Border Mail.
"If i can save one family, one person, I know I have done my job and that is what I want to do.
"That is what I have to do for our daughter."
With the anguish still evident on her face, Ms Little recounts the last time she spoke to her "kind and nurturing" daughter.
"We were going to pick her up but she said to us 'no mum, I've got this, my bags are packed, there is no respect'," she said.
"Half an hour later she was dead. And on the 28th of June next year he can walk free on parole.
"How is that fair?"
Ms Little told of a "cycle of domestic violence" that "continued to get worse".
"But Alicia never thought he would take her life," she said. "She told me of other times but I remember one time he put her in hospital I was on the phone to her when he came home.
"Next thing I heard a bit of confrontation, I heard the phone get thrown and the situation getting worse where he had thrown her to the floor.
"He was yelling out 'you're better off dead'."
Alicia's cousin Jenna Fraser said, like most domestic violence cases, Alicia's relationship started off with "small, behind closed doors, mental abuse".
"I have a friend who has gone through a similar set of mental abuse and the hardest thing is they don't know it isn't OK," she said.
"It isn't OK. It is all the little things like deleting thing from her phone, isolating her, and controlling every aspect of her life - including her family and friends.
"It still doesn't feel real. She should be here with us."
Ms Lee said the first alarm bells started ringing when Alicia missed the first family Christmas.
"She never missed Christmas, we have about 130 people every year and when they didn't come I knew there was something wrong," she said.
"Domestic violence is very isolating, he wanted to delete her life and have her for himself.
"It is that cycle of domestic violence and it is rampant across Australia.
"I have a friend who is in a domestic violence relationship and she was texting me the other day telling me all the things he was doing to her mentally and emotionally and it was honestly like deja vu. I just said 'get out, get out now'. Staying cost Alicia her life."
If Alicia had known of his past history with domestic violence she would be alive, sitting here next to me today.Lee Little
The man who took Alicia's life was sentenced on September 10, 2019 to four-and-a-half years imprisonment with the possibility of parole in two-and-a-half years.
"The sentence is pathetic and shows to other perpetrators that you can do it and get away with it," Ms Little said.
Two weeks prior to her death the couple were engaged. At 3.41pm on the day she died Alicia called triple zero and requested police attend the house to remove her partner who was drunk and being aggressive.
When police arrived at 3.57pm, they found her critically injured, lying near the outside water tank.
Despite efforts by paramedics and police officers she could not be revived. Ms Little said the man had stolen her phone and got in his Toyota Hilux after she called police.
Alicia went outside to retrieve it. He then hit her with the utility while travelling at up to 16km/h.
"I don't have my daughter here anymore but I can be her voice and our family can be her voice, because I don't think we got justice," Ms Little said.
"I want to make awareness that this is happening and people are behind closed doors and they don't want to talk about it.
"But it is time something is done and the justice system is overhauled so people like him who take a life can't get a light penalty like he did.
"If Alicia had known of his past history with domestic violence she would be alive, sitting here next to me today."
Ms Little said what is the worst part of the death of her daughter and makes her "sick" is the man fled the scene.
"And then he told a friend she had taken her own life," she said.
"That is disgusting and just goes to show what type of person he is to leave her there to die and then tell everyone she committed suicide."
Ms Little and all of Alicia's family first found out about Alicia's death "on the news".
"I couldn't believe it," Ms Little said. "The fact he didn't tell us and we couldn't be there was really hard for all of us."
Ariki Thatcher said his mum was a "beautiful, kind woman".
"I miss her heaps and during the court case we thought he was going to be put away for 25 years or so, but then all of a sudden the deal was done and he could be out next year," he said.
"That decision just shocked us all. But it isn't over for us. It's just not fair for mum."
Ms Little admits a nation-wide domestic violence database will not happen immediately.
"It is not an overnight thing, it could take five or 10 years, but we are here for the long haul," she said.
"Politicians need to get this done and we won't stop until it is there for Alicia.
"There needs to be justice for Alicia Little. I don't care how long it takes, I want to be loud and proud."
The family have started a change.org petition called Justice for Alicia Little.
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