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Sacramento Man Was Out On Bail When He Killed His Three Daughters

A man who police say shot and killed his three daughters and their chaperone Monday at a church in California, was out on bail at the time, USA Today reports. David Mora, 39, was arrested last week on several charges, including assaulting a police officer. Mora was under a domestic violence restraining order and not supposed to have a gun. He fatally shot his daughters, aged 9, 10 and 13, and then himself, officials said. Authorities said he also killed Nathaniel Kong, 59, a chaperone for the visitation. Kong had been an executive in the church. He served Mora with a restraining order last May stipulating that the father only have only supervised visits with his daughters for up to four hours per week with a mutually agreed-upon chaperone. Mora was required to take anger management courses.

Mora was taken into custody for a mental health evaluation last April 17. His estranged girlfriend and mother of the three girls filed the domestic violence restraining order against him in April. The order says the mother was afraid for her life and that Mora had threatened to kill her if he caught her cheating. Only days before the shooting, Mora was arrested in Merced County, Ca., on charges of resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, and driving under the influence after he allegedly assaulted a California Highway Patrol officer.


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