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Judge denied protective order to Petaluma woman

Petaluma teacher Kim Conover was denied an emergency restraining order against her estranged husband one week before he shot and killed her, according to Petaluma police records.

The 43-year-old mother of four and longtime Petaluma elementary teacher had tried again Sunday to get legal help in keeping him away.

Double shooting in Petaluma


She had gone to her divorce attorney's Keller Street office for help seeking a temporary restraining order from the courts. But her husband, Kevin Conover, 41, was waiting outside the office and shot her as she walked away. He then shot and killed himself.

Petaluma police on Tuesday released further details of the troubled history of the couple, who had been married less than two years. They had toddler twins and she had two teen daughters from a prior marriage.

Reports showed five contacts with police in 12 months. They included family disturbances, a domestic dispute and domestic violence allegations, said Petaluma Lt. Tim Lyons.

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