Covington man sent his child’s mother death threats months before

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COVINGTON, Ga – Arrest documents out of Newton County expose a historical past of harassment from the guy authorities claimed shot and killed his child’s mother on Saturday then triggered an Amber Alert on Sunday that finished in a murder-suicide.

Nearly a calendar year in advance of he killed his a person-year-aged daughter, his child’s mom and himself, Darian Javaris Bennett was advised by a decide to remain away from his ex Keashawn Washington at the cost of his freedom.

In accordance to authorities in Newton County, Bennett was arrested for earning harassing mobile phone phone calls and threatening to get rid of Washington in July of very last year. A warrant for his arrest in November claimed he was texting and contacting Washington consistently to terrorize her.

Individuals threats turned a fact on the night of Saturday, June 11 when he shot and killed Washington and shot her mother Peggy Burns in the head. Burns was airlifted to the clinic and at previous examine, detailed in significant issue.

NEIGHBORS Shocked Mom, 1-Yr-Outdated Boy or girl KILLED

Deputies claimed these threats of violence prolonged to his personal boy or girl, Jaquari Bennett, who he shot and killed ahead of having his own life on the grounds of Riverdale Initial UMC on Sunday early morning.

“When the policeman arrived to our place of work, his heart was broken and he was weary since he experienced just witnessed a young man kill a little one,” Riverdale UMC Pastor Phillip Armstrong recalled.

Armstrong explained he thinks the full condition could’ve been averted.

“This terrible tragedy, as nicely as awful tragedies all across our state, is a little something that I believe that that we can prevent by means of excellent mental overall health care, by being observant of our neighbors,” he spelled out.

Armstrong mentioned even though he thinks guns can be employed for amusement or protection, there ought to be extra oversight into who can have a single.

“At the cost of all of these lives getting dropped, we have to have to management who has them and how quite a few rounds they can fireplace in a minute,” he stated.

While a affliction of Bennett’s bond demanded him to prevent speak to with Washington, authorities in Newton County said they don’t imagine Washington submitted a short term protective get, which would have put additional limitations all-around get in touch with in location.

They explained the investigation into the incident is ongoing and that they do imagine this was a case of domestic violence.