A woman stabbed to death in Tacoma last week had filed for a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, been denied, and suffered greatly for it.
Georgia Gunzer, 33, had asked for a protection order against Alphonso Bell since she knew that Bell would be released from prison soon. Gunzer was stabbed last Friday in her apartment as she was hosting a slumber party for her daughter and four other girls - all aged ten. Although they didn't witness the stabbing the girls eventually discovered her body early on Saturday morning.
Bell has since been charged with her murder as police continue to investigate the incident. Friends and co-workers of Gunzer told police that she had complained of Bell hitting and threatening her, prompting her to apply for the restraining order. He continued to threaten her even before his release from prison. Even though it is just a piece of paper, the restraining order could have given her the legal protection Gunzer needed to save her own life.
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