Court documents reveal murder victim feared for her life

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) New details are emerging about the slaying of a South Burlington woman. Court documents show Anako "Annette" Lumumba feared for her life before she was shot and killed.

Anako "Anette" Lumumba-Courtesy: Pierrette Lumumba

Lumumba was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, Leroy Headley, earlier this month.

Less than a year before she died, Lumumba filed multiple complaints with police saying she feared for her life. Her written complaints shed light on a rocky 12-year relationship filled with what she called "intense arguments." She described Headley as being "on edge" and "aggressive" and she said he frequently threatened to harm and kill her.

In April 2017, Lumumba told police, in part, "My partner, Leroy Headley has two guns, that he purchased, and this makes me nervous... I'm scared that he could go off edge and use them."

In that same complaint, she requested that Headley have no contact with her, that he give up custody of their two children and that police take his guns. But that did not happen. On April 27, 2017, Lumumba was scheduled to appear in court to testify. She did not show up.

Eight months later, she once again filed for a restraining order but did not show up to the court hearing. Both cases were dropped.

Police are still searching for Leroy Headley.