Massachusetts mother-of-four, 47, is killed in murder-suicide two days after denied her application for restraining order against her former boyfriend and said she ‘feared for her life’
Migdalia Perez was found shot dead in Gardner, Massachusetts, on Saturday along with her former boyfriend of 10 years, Jose Muniz Badillo,
The bodies of Perez and her ex-boyfriend Badillo were discovered in a hallway inside her apt on Central Street in Gardner, Massachusetts
Badillo, 49, was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound alongside Perez
Court records indicate Perez obtained temporary restraining order against Badillo in July
She appeared before another judge last Thursday, seeking to extend order, but her request was denied
Perez wrote in affidavit that Badillo was verbally abusive alcoholic who threatened to ‘do something’ to her
Jose Muniz Badillo [left] shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Migdalia Perez [right], before turning the gun on himself two days after her filing for protective order was turned down
A mother-of-four from Massachusetts has been killed in a suspected murder-suicide, just days after a judge rejected her request for a permanent restraining order against the boyfriend she dated for ten years before the break.
Migdalia Perez, 47, and Jose Muniz Badillo, 49, were found dead from gunshot wounds in the hallway outside her third-floor apartment in the 200 block of Central Street in Gardner at around 4.30pm on Saturday.
Witnesses reported hearing an argument between the couple before gunshots rang out. Badillo fatally shot Perez before turning the gun on himself, prosecutors said.. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Jose Muniz Badillo shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Migdalia Perez in a murder-suicide inside this Massachusetts apt bldg.
Court documents have revealed that just two days before her death, Perez requested a permanent restraining order against Badillo, telling a judge through a Spanish interpreter that she ‘feared for her life,’ Boston 25 News reports.
She told the judge that while her ex-boyfriend of 10 years had not been physically abusive toward her, she was concerned for her safety because she believed he could turn violent.
The judge found her explanation ‘insufficient’ and denied her request.
Another judge last month granted Perez an emergency restraining order against Badillo after concluding ‘there is a substantial likelihood of immediate danger of abuse.’
In an affidavit, the mother-of-four described Badillo as a verbally abusive ‘alcoholic.’
On the day Perez moved out of the home she shared with her boyfriend, Badillo exploded in rage and proceeded to break ‘all the stuff left in the apartment dining room and living room.’
The victim Migdalia Perez [second left] and her four children at her 46th birthday celebration in 2019
Perez was back in court via audio conference last Thursday, seeking a continuance of that emergency restraining order, and ended up before a different judge who rejected her petition.
The two judges involved in Perez’s case have not been named.
Perez is survived by her four children. Her daughter Minnievet Marrero has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help the family with her mother’s funeral expenses.
Badillo’s own daughter also started an online fundraiser, asking for donations to help send her father’s body to his native Puerto Rico for a ‘Chrisian burial.’