HELENA - A Helena man who was shot to death Thursday morning was denied an order of protection last month and filed for divorce two days before his estranged wife was charged with killing him.
The Independent Record reports 48-year-old Joseph Andrew Gable asked District Judge Dorothy McCarter for a temporary order of protection from Michelle Coller Gable on Sept. 20, alleging she was stalking him.
He said Michelle Gable had entered his apartment and started a confrontation in which she threw a laptop computer down the stairs.
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McCarter denied the request, writing: "No personal danger or threat involved."
Michelle Gable is charged with two counts of deliberate homicide in the death of her husband and his female acquaintance at his apartment.