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Abusive ex-boyfriend murders Colorado woman and her teenage daughter – court vacated multiple protection orders

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Two days prior to the tragic deaths of 41-year-old Lindsay Daum and her 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Sinner, the Loveland Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen warning that Daum's ex-boyfriend had made a statement about "killing his wife." Police investigated the suspect, Javier Acevedo, and found no grounds for criminal violations.

Last week, Daum's two other children, ages 12 and 14, called authorities from their Colorado home. Both children reported shooting inside the residence. Daum and her daughter, Meadow, were pronounced dead at the scene.

KMGH-TV reported that Acevedo posted on Facebook a few minutes after the shooting. He wrote, "All my Facebook family, pray for me that God does not my soul in hell (sic). Because I will not allow someone to steal from me!" Several hours after the shooting, Acevedo turned the gun on himself.

Loveland Police Department released a statement on Facebook detailing the timeline of events. It reported, "Four minutes after dispatching the call, at 2:26 p.m., the first responding officers arrive and immediately encountered the 14-year old caller, as well as a 16-year old suffering from gunshot wounds. The arriving officers pulled the 16-year old away from the entry of the doorway and began immediate lifesaving measures."

The statement continued, "911 provided an update that the 12-year old caller was hiding in a lower level bedroom closet and advised the suspect may still be in the residence. S.W.A.T. and patrol officers formed a second contact team in the rear of the residence and rescued the 12-year old safely."

Acevedo's criminal record showed that in 2020, he was charged with child abuse, sexual assault on a child, and at least one drug charge. Additionally, Daum and another woman had filed several protection orders against him. A total of five children were listed on the restraining orders.

The first protection order was filed by another woman and issued against Acevedo in June 2021, requiring him to relinquish his firearms.

In September, Daum filed a protection order against her ex-boyfriend to protect herself and her children. However, later that month, the court rejected a permanent restraining order, rendering her temporary protection void.

A criminal no contact order and a protection order were issued against Acevedo in November, neither of which were filed by Daum. Again, Acevedo was required to relinquish his firearms.

In January, Daum called the police to report that her ex-boyfriend had violated the restraining order protecting her children, but no action was taken. Authorities reported "no probable cause for any criminal violations."

Again in June, Daum filed another protection order against Acevedo. She stated that her ex-boyfriend had threatened to kill her. Once more, Acevedo was required to relinquish his firearms.

Later that month, the court once again denied a permanent restraining order, vacating the current temporary order. Then, one month after the ruling, Daum and her teenage daughter were killed in their Colorado home.

The 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office stated officials were unaware of any domestic violence accusations by Daum against Acevedo. They stated, "The nature of the criminal charges did not involve allegations of weapons or domestic violence which would have required forfeiture of weapons and we are not aware of any prohibitions on Mr. Acevedo possessing weapons. Had any such reports been made to our office, we would have taken appropriate and immediate action."

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