Texas Husband and Wife have stormy fifteen year marriage.
Husband allegedly physically abuses Wife throughout it.
Husband and Wife have three Children together.
In 2006, Husband, intoxicated, carrying a gun, chases Wife into Daughter’s room, and threatens to shoot and kill Wife … if she doesn’t reveal the name of a man Husband believes asked her out.
Husband then gives the gun to Wife, and asks her to shoot him. When Wife disarms the gun though, Husband beats her.
That incident drives Wife to seek a domestic violence restraining order against Husband.
That incident also leads to Husband being convicted of assault on Wife. But the court withholds adjudication in the case.
In 2008, Husband allegedly abducts the Children to Pakistan. But Wife is able to secure their return to the US after about a year.
Wife files for divorce from Husband.
A guardian ad litem is appointed by the court to look out for the best interests of the Children.
Neither the guardian ad litem or Wife opposes unrestricted visitation by Husband.
In their divorce, Husband is awarded timesharing with Children.
And during Husband’s timesharing, Husband allegedly murders all three Children.
And wounds himself as well.
Husband is now charged with three counts of murder.
October is national domestic violence awareness month.