Abusive Husband Shot And Killed His Ex-Wife After Judge Allowed Him To Keep His Guns: Report
Debra Ann Rivera was shot and killed on Sunday by her abusive ex-husband, Darwin Brazier. Prior to her death, an Alabama Judge denied Rivera protective orders against Brazier — including requests that his firearms be taken away from him due to alleged stalking.
On Sunday, after Limestone County Circuit Judge Chad Wise allowed Brazier to keep his weapons, the ex-husband shot and killed his ex-wife and her husband Radex Rivera, along with the couple’s roommate James Hayward-Boger. He then proceeded to kill himself.
According to The Decatur Daily, Rivera had filed for a protective order on March 1 earlier this year after Brazier called her so much that she was forced to change her number.
Judge Wise had granted the order on a temporary basis, but on April 10 declined to make the order permanent.
Rivera had filed another protection-from-abuse order back in March of 2017 asking Judge Wise to take away Brazier’s weapons. The request was denied.
“In the 2017 petition, Rivera alleged that Brazier had stolen her personal contacts and had placed a GPS tracker in her car,” the Daily‘s report noted. “She claimed he provided personal information about her to a convicted felon so the felon could harass her.”