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.
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.
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.
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: