Alabama woman fatally shot by ex-husband had twice asked judge to take his guns away

Jul 7, 2018 | Uncategorized

An Alabama man fatally shot his ex-wife and two others over the weekend – after she had asked a judge on more than one occasion to have his firearms taken away.

Police said Darwin Brazier, 43, killed Debra Ann Rivera, his ex-wife; Radex Rivera, her new husband; and Timothy Hayward-Boger, a roommate, at their home near Ardmore, Ala., on Sunday, AL.com reported. Brazier later fatally shot himself, police said.

“This was an unnecessary and unfortunate escalation of what appears to be a long-term history of domestic violence,” Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said in a statement, adding that the victims were “specific domestic targets of the offender.”

Rivera had twice asked a judge to have Brazier’s guns taken from him, The Decatur Daily reported. Both times her request was denied.

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