Monday, December 17, 2007

Another Restraining Order Fails

The Denver Post - Beau heard killing over phone And the courts fail as well.

This is the tragic story of a 21-year-old woman, stabbed 27 times by her 24-year-old ex-boyfriend. A goblin who would not accept that a relationship was over. Her current boyfriend was unlucky enough to hear the entire thing over the phone.

There was a restraining order. It failed to do anything. He attacked her and was in court.
[He] was charged with stalking, domestic violence, assault, burglary and criminal mischief. He pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in a plea deal and was given a two-year deferred probation sentence in November, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.
He hit her with an iron, did 2500 dollars damage to her car, and he didn't spend any time in jail. So of course things got worse.

The goblin is being held on first degree murder charges.

Neither the police nor the courts can help you. In the instant when that goof-ball breaks down your door, the police cannot protect you. A restraining order will not stop someone bent on violence. You are on your own.

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