- Associated Press - Saturday, February 25, 2017

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - An estranged husband burst into a home and killed his wife and her partner during a gun battle before killing himself, sheriff’s officials said Saturday.

Vincente Fuillerat, 53, armed himself with a shotgun and donned a bulletproof vest before he broke through a sliding glass door at the home of Samara Routenberg, a middle school vice principal who was living with his estranged wife, Lisa Fuillerat, a math teacher, Hillsborough County sheriff’s officials said.

According to the Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/2mwQNyO ), the women armed themselves with handguns and a firefight erupted. Detectives say Vincente Fuillerat killed the women and then himself.

The women worked at Lake Gibson Middle School in Polk County and lived as a couple.

Records examined by the paper show Vincente Fuillerat had a violent past. He received probation for a 2015 charge of burglary and aggravated assault after attacking the women at the home. Routenberg, 39, soon petitioned the court for a protective order and Lisa Fuillerat, 51, said he was stalking her.



“He came back to finish the job,” neighbor Lisa Dumond told the newspaper, saying more should have been done to protect the women.

She had filed for divorce in 2015 and a court hearing on the case had been scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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