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Court documents reveal victim of Meridian double murder filed for protection orders against ex-husband

Heidi DeLeon filed a protection order against her ex-husband Edward Epps on December 31, 2018 due to domestic violence. Documents show she filed a petition for another back in 2015, but dismissed it.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — KTVB is learning more details on the relationship between the victims and the shooter from the tragic double murder-suicide in Meridian earlier this month.

7Investigates filed a public records request for more information on the history between Edward Epps and Heidi DeLeon, who were previously married.

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In 2015, DeLeon filed a petition for a civil protection order against Epps, but court documents show she dropped the order the same day they were due in court to set a hearing on the petition.

Court records show DeLeon filed a second civil protection order on New Year's Eve of 2018 against Epps in order to protect herself and her children from him. DeLeon filed the protection order due to domestic violence.

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The order included that Epps had to stay 300 feet away from Heidi, the children and and her Meridian, and that he could only contact their children by phone.

Last week, 7Investigates learned police served Epps that protection order on Jan. 5, the night before the murders.

DeLeon and Epps were scheduled to go to court on Jan. 9 to determine whether a longer protection order would be issued. They were also due in court again for a custody modification later this month.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE.

Read the court documents here:

Court documents between Heidi DeLeon and Edward Epps.
Court documents between Heidi DeLeon and Edward Epps.
Protection Order Case No: _CV-O1-T Xa4OLS J} Temporary Ex Parte Order and Notice of Hearing LiAmended Cont Fou suche viet ice '§Mlbomestic Violence (1.C. § 39-6304) County Ada (CiMalicious harassment, stalking, telephone harassment (LC.
04 Violation of any provision of this order by the Respondent, after actual notice of its terms, is a misdemeanor and may resuit in arrest and sentencing for up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine, even if the Person(s) consents to the violation, Only the Court can change this order.
3. Move-out Order and Law Enforcement Assistance. hove nora 3) G]Respondent is ordered to move from the residence at immediately upon service of this order and take from the residence only items needed for employment and necessary personal effects (at peace officer's discretion).
Court documents between Heidi DeLeon and Edward Epps.