‘Afraid for my kids and myself,’ Lori Gellatly wrote

Scott Gellatly and Lori Gellatly

OXFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Lori Gellatly was fearful for her life and those of her twins.

Last month, she applied for a restraining order against her estranged husband, Scott Gellatly. On Wednesday, Lori Gellatly was murdered, allegedly at the hands of her husband and in the same house as her children. Lori Gellatly’s mother, Merry Jackson, was seriously wounded and remains hospitalized.

“Scott yelled in my face on 4/1/14 and got very angry,” Lori Gellatly wrote in the April 24 court papers (see her full statement below). “I felt threatened and told him I didn’t feel safe and was going to leave with the twins … He then told me I wasn’t going anywhere and grabbed my right thumb and twisted my wrist.”

A hearing on the protective order was scheduled for Thursday when a temporary restraining order was set to expire. Lori Gellatly’s application also cautioned that her husband owned at least one firearm. And she wrote that her spouse suffers from bipolar disorder.

“He did not take his meds with him. He acts out very violently and I am afraid for my kids and myself.”

Police have yet to disclose any motive but Scott Gellatly’s Facebook page over the last couple weeks has been full of posts alleging that his wife had an affair and that he witnessed it.

“It’s so sad that a woman can make a decision and change a whole family’s life,” read one comment made by his account. “How could you break something so sweet … all for a sleazy affair how sad.”

gellatlyprotectiveorder21 Afraid for my kids and myself, Lori Gellatly wrote

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