Boyfriend threat­ened woman, 2 sons, dog


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she had shot Hysinger and that the gun was in her pocket.

The dis­pute started at the home of one of her sons, where Hysinger threat­ened to kill ev­ery­one in­side if she re­fused to come with him, Florey said he told the grand jury.

Hysinger threat­ened sev­eral times to kill her, her dog and two sons, Florey said.

He later bran­dished a gun, shot her black Labrador in the head and put the gun to Mof­fett’s head, pulling the trig­ger, the at­tor­ney said.

When the weapon jammed, he took out the bul­let and made her put it in her mouth, he said.

Mof­fett was even­tu­ally able to reach for the gun and shot him with the same bul­let in­tended for her, Florey said.

But it was not un­til a few days later that he and Mof­fett vis­ited in­ves­tiga- tors’ of­fices to fol­low up. “She had thought that her dog was dead and the de­ceased was in the hospi­tal,” the at­tor­ney said. “It was there that she found out he was dead and the dog was alive. She cried and sobbed.”

Mof­fett is now in a safe house shel­ter. “It is truly a tragedy for his fam­ily as well as mine,” she said in a state­ment pro­vided by her at­tor­ney.

“If there are any women go­ing through a re­la­tion­ship like this, they need to get help.” la­ture can,” Schenkkan said.

The or­der sought by Planned Par­ent­hood would last un­til a Jan. 11 hear­ing to ex­am­ine the ar­gu­ments in de­tail.

A lawyer for Texas, how­ever, warned Harger that Ab­bott will ap­peal if the judge grants a re­strain­ing or­der.

Such or­ders are in­tended to pre­serve the sta­tus quo, lawyer Kristofer Mon­son ar­gued, but the Texas-run pro­gram is a new ini­tia­tive that will be­gin with­out Planned Par­ent­hood as a par­tic­i­pant.

“You can’t get a tem­po­rary re­strain­ing or­der to change your le­gal sta­tus, to get into a pro­gram they are cur­rently ex­cluded from,” Mon­son said.

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