But fancy cars and handbags couldn't sustain the relationship. Lepore said Fiore kicked Jenkins out in May based on "trust and boundaries issues."
Montoya was quoted as saying Fiore caught Jenkins having sex with another woman in their living room.
Fiore filed for an annulment. "She knew that she was his ticket and that he was very interested in staying married to stay in the United States," Lepore said. Jenkins is a Canadian. "I wish she had stuck with it."
Instead, Jenkins turned up again in Fiore's life. "He was just desperate to get back in Jasmine's life, he was obsessed with her," Lepore said.
In light of Fiore's death, Lepore plans to set up a foundation in her daughter's memory that would help other women avoid violent-prone men.
"I couldn't protect my own daughter from it," she said. "This girl did not fear men."