Woman, 47, is killed in murder-suicide two days after she was denied restraining order against her former boyfriend and said she 'feared for her life'

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 her former boyfriend. 
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.
Jose Muniz Badillo and Migdalia Perez
Migdalia Perez, 47
Police in Massachusetts say Jose Muniz Badillo (pictured left) shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Migdalia Perez (left and right), before turning the gun on himself 
The bodies of Perez and Badillo were discovered in a hallway inside this apartment building on Central Street in Gardner, Massachusetts
The bodies of Perez and Badillo were discovered in a hallway inside this apartment building on Central Street in Gardner, Massachusetts 

According to prosecutors, Badillo fatally shot Perez before turning the gun on himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 
Court documents obtained by Boston 25 News 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.'
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.'
Perez was a mother-of-four. She is pictured with her children during her 46th birthday celebration last year
Perez was a mother-of-four. She is pictured with her children during her 46th birthday celebration last year 
Court records indicate that Perez obtained a temporary restraining order against Badillo in July
She said he threatened her and she feared for her life
Court records indicate that Perez obtained a temporary restraining order against Badillo in July. She said he threatened her and she feared for her life 
Perez added in the document that Badillo hinted to her 'that he could do something to me and I'm scared of my life.'
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 'Christian burial.' 
Meanwhile, the victim's family are organizing a rally outside Perez's home in Gardner on Wednesday evening to call for justice and raise awareness of domestic violence. 
'I know my mom will be very proud that we are doing this,' her daughter wrote on Facebook. 'She had such a noble heart that I know she doesn't want any other woman to die at the hands of another man!!!!'  
Woman, 47, is killed in murder-suicide two days after she was denied restraining order against her former boyfriend and said she 'feared for her life' Woman, 47, is killed in murder-suicide two days after she was denied restraining order against her former boyfriend and said she 'feared for her life' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:56 Rating: 5

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