Three Dead in Mass Shooting At Wisconsin Salon

The alleged gunman, Radcliffe Haughton, had a history of domestic violence.
3:00 | 10/22/12

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And next that mass shooting at a salon in wisconsin and the new details tonight about a woman, a wife who was living in terror. The gunman had a history of domestic violence. His wife begged for help. She got a restraining order. But tonight the 1 million women with restraining orders are would be dering what does it take to keep them safe. Alex perez has the story. Reporter: Xina haughton lived life in fear that her husband would kill her. He threatened to throw acid in my face and burn me and my family with gas she told investigators as she sought a restraining order. His threats terrorized my every waking moment. And as she talked to authorities she feared the protection would not be enough. He said he would kill me if i left him or even contacted the police. Her concerns became a tragic reality yesterday. He yelled everybody get down. Get down, and as I went to get down xina walked in front of the reception desk. Reporter: Stormed into the suburban milwaukee spa where she worked with a gun killing xina, two other women and then himself. Just four days ago the court issued the restraining order xina wanted after haughton slashed the tires to her car and reported by bought the gun using the shooting two days after that order came down. Haughton, an ex-marine was supposed to voluntary turn over any weapons to police once the order was issued. But never did and because the order is a civil matter, the sheriff's department in milwaukee county isn't even notified of newly issued orders unless a crime is committed. Although most cases of restraining orders work, then there are cases like this one. Sadly there are cases like this one that probably nhing could have stopped him. About a million people a year have a domestic violence restraining order and women tend to take those out at a time when they're trying to end the relationship. Reporter: That's the time studies say when women are at the highest rick of being killed by an intimate partner. Exactly what happened to xina haughton. Alex perez, brookfield, wisconsin, abc news. Now lance armstrong and

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