Two women were discovered shot to death in a Florida home on Friday, along with their killer who was one of the women’s estranged ex-husband.
According to a news report on Florida’s Fox 13, Hillsborough County deputies made the gruesome discovery at the home of Lake Gibson Middle School (LGMS) assistant principal Samara Routenberg. She had been living there with her girlfriend, LGMS math teacher Lisa Fuillerat, who was going through a nasty divorce.
When both Fuillerat and her ex-husband, Vicente Fuillerat, failed to show up for a scheduled court hearing, Fuillerat’s divorce lawyer became concerned.
According to court records, the three had a troubled, even violent, relationship. Vicente had been arrested in 2015 for aggravated battery when he assaulted Routenberg after he followed his wife to her home in Brandon, Florida. A few days after the incident, Lisa filed for divorce.
So afraid of what Vicente would do next, the women filed a domestic violence injunction against him. Unfortunately, it was not made permanent and was not current, said the report.
Both women also purchased firearms in case they had to defend themselves, but Vicente was prepared for this when he went to Routenberg’s house on Friday. “He was wearing a bulletproof vest, he had multiple rounds in the vest as well as a stun gun, and we did find a note on him,” said HCSO Colonel Donna Luscynski. “This was a pre-planned event. He came here with the intent to murder both of these victims.”
Attorney Melissa A. Wilson, who represented Lisa Fuillerat and Samara Routenberg, made the following statement to FOX 13 News on Saturday:
“It is a terrible tragedy that has occurred. Both Lisa and Samara, who I represented in the injunction case against Mr. Fuillerat, were intelligent and gracious women. They were both afraid something like this might transpire. The incredible strength and bravery displayed by them, in what has been reported as their final moments, speaks volumes about them. It was clear throughout the process that Mr. Fuillerat was having difficulty accepting the separation and divorce proceedings. My staff and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to their families, students, and everyone affected by these unnecessary events.”
H/T: Fox 13
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