Fla. Woman Denied Protective Order From Stalker Before Murder

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  1. SixGlocks

    SixGlocks ... make that 7

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    The judge in this case should be held responsible.

    SOURCE: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,585535,00.html?test=latestnews

    A 23-year-old woman killed outside her Orlando office by a stalker had asked for a protective order but was denied, MiamiHerald.com reported.

    Alissa Branton, 23, reportedly turned in more than 70 pages of documents, some e-mails from the stalker, to a judge. The judge denied the request and scheduled a hearing for next week, Fox2Now.com reported.

    Police say Roger Troy, 61, fatally shot Branton and then fatally shot himself in an AT&T call center parking lot, when she returned from her lunch break. Her co-workers placed calls to 911 describing the scene.

    "This gentlemen just shot this woman several times, and then he shot himself," said another caller, who was clearly flustered and confused. "Can we tell if they're breathing?" asked the 911 dispatch operator. "Oh my God. I don't know, ma'am. I can't go closer," the caller responds.


    Branton and her husband, Brent, both worked at the AT&T building where the shooting happened.

    Police say Blanton met Troy when she was working at a Hooters restaurant, MiamiHerald.com reported. Blanton says she stopped talking to him after he began sending e-mails describing personal attacks.
     
  2. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    in cases like this , restraining orders and the such are complete BS and waste of time , if someone wants to kill you they will find away no matter what . i know if it was me and someone was after me id go after them first.

    unfortunately you cant hide and sooner or later if your name is on a kill list , it usually gets checked off
     

  3. faceplant

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    Since when does a piece of paper offer protection. How many women have died under protection orders? There are times when you have to take matters into your own hands and protect your self. I am sorry she is dead and very happy her attacker killed himself. I do not know if the judge did anything wrong. There is more I would like to say but will just get burned at the stake for it. My advise to women is to not put your self out there as prey or be prepared to protect yourself.
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    Unbelievable....

    The phone calls(especially the ones that are apparently from the husband) are chilling.

    IGF
     
  5. Resqu2

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    Sorry this happened to her but she had all this evidence of what was going to happen to her and she did nothing to protect herself?. In the end there may of been very little she could of done. It makes it harder to protect yourself when the BG was going to kill himself anyways. Sad story but not the Judges fault
     
  6. Fed Five Oh

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    Seriously? No really, Seriously? Why stop at the Judge? Include the firearm company, the ammo company, the property owner, and Hooters where the victim used to work and where she met the man.:upeyes:
     
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    A piece of paper was not going to stop this guy, the only thing that would, is lead. I will say one thing, I think thats the first time I've heard of a restraining order being denied, with a rehearing scheduled to determine if the complainant has reason to be fearful. Usually they issue the order, and schedule the hearing to hear evidence as to whether it should be made permanent.

    Very unusual.

    IGF
     
  8. Jon_R

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    I am sure her employer prohibited her from having a weapon on premises. If she would have been out of her car heading into work she would have to be unarmed to honor their property rights / policy. She cold have ignored the company policy and still be in compliance of the law even if she did not have a permit. In the end it could not have ended any worse for her. If it would have helped or not I don't know but really could not have been any worse.

    I feel bad for her family and especially her new husband who got to find her and call 911. Trying to carry on after that would be very difficult.
     
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    FI! Burn me at the stake.

    "Police say Blanton met Troy when she was working at a Hooters restaurant, MiamiHerald.com reported. Blanton says she stopped talking to him after he began sending e-mails describing personal attacks."
    How the heck did he get her e-mail.

    The more they flirt, the more they talk the better the tips and it may leave the wrong impression with some. I have no illusions of why they put their hands on me and sweet talk me. It aint my looks or personality. It is for the tips that I am happy to pay. It happens all the time especially at restaurants such as these. But there are some FU people out there that see it different.
    When it becomes apparent that someone is over the top and stalking you that you should be allowed a premptive strike and kill them.
    Women have to stop putting themselves as prey or be able to defend themselves.
     
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    It always amazes me that people act like a piece of paper is a magic cure all as if it gives someone a protective shield. Protective orders are worthless if the perp is serious about doing harm. In my experience protective orders are used by women to punish men more than any other reason.
     
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    Sucks for her, but I agree. She looked to someone else to protect her and likely never considered taking any responsibility of protecting herself.

    This is what happens when you're sheeplfied. Darwin wins.

    Of course the Brady/VPC trash will use this to bolster their arguement against guns, but the reality is they're partly responsible themselves due to the lies and propaganda they've spewed over the years.
     
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    I don't think the point is that the protective order would have helped her, as we all are aware. So much as it's why didn't the judge give her one considering the threats and implications the stalker made.
     
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    The girl worked at Hooter's. She didn't deserve this and stalkers don't just frequent Hooter's. I know the order wouldn't of protected her. It would of been the states gesture of doing their best to protect her. Stuff like this makes me sick.
     
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    Agreed. Protective orders are worthless but the state could have at least made the effort. Of course even if the state assigned a full time LEO to escort her. If this person wanted her bad enough nothing would stop them.
     
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    I guess that will look bad for his re-election campaign huh?

    I think both sides are right: The legal system failed her (big surprise) and she should have taken measures to protect herself.
     
  16. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    For all the "Protective Orders are worthless." folks, I understand what your saying, but in my line of work I STRONGLY encourage them to be obtained in valid cases. When women have told me that they were "worthless" or "would not stop a bullet", I explain how they DO help.

    For example without an order, if the victim notices the stalker by her car, property, place of work, or following her in public, a call to Police will bring anything from no response, to maybe one showing up and telling the guy to move along before driving off. If you have a restraining order in the same situation the Police will show up and at least try to take the stalker into custody. If nothing else, at least this gives the victim a head start and additional time to make preparations if they make bond. I can also guarantee that "A guy I've got a restraining order from Judge "xxxxx" against is in my Office parking lot" is well up the priority list to "This guy who has been hassling me is in the parking lot" on the Police Dispatch ladder.

    Another advantage is that if it does come down to using deadly force to protect oneself I would most certainly rather have a nice piece of paper signed by a Judge stating Probable Cause was found that they were a threat to me, than not. It's certainly not a hunting license, but will be taken very seriously by both the crimminal and civil procceses that follow such an event.
     
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    Thank you sir. These things are true.



    In this instance, unless she also had a cop in her hip pocket, she was dead woman walking.

    'Drew
     
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    All women need to learn how to protect themselves.

    I was in a similar situation (different ending), I realized law enforcement can't do anything until it is to late. I am the only one who kept myself alive up until now.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    So she gives out her email to some guy she served when working at hooters. Same guy knows where she went to work AFTER she left hooters.

    I think there is a whole lot more to this story.
     
  20. IndyGunFreak

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    I thought that seemed odd to... didn't want to make it sound like I was disparaging the victim. I'm guessing whatever the deal was, we'll never hear about it.