Court documents show accusations of abuse before murder-suicide in Hurt

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CHATHAM. Va. (WDBJ7) - According to court documents, the woman deputies say was shot and killed by her husband filed complaints with police accusing him of abuse more than a decade before the fatal shooting.

A warrant filed in 2007 reveals Twana Davis told deputies that her husband, Jason, hit her, threw her across the room and threatened to kill her while holding a knife.

Twana Davis filed a protective order against Jason Davis in December of 2007 that lasted for two years.

One year after she filed the protective order, Jason Davis became known to law enforcement in North Carolina. According to the Greensboro Police Department, he was arrested there twice in 2008: once for violating a protective order and once for assaulting a woman.

Pittsylvania County Sheriff's deputies believe Friday night's shooting on Shula Drive was a murder-suicide. They found a gun lying next to Jason Davis. Inside the home they found Twana and the couple's 12-year-old son shot dead.

According to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff, the 12-year-old was home-schooled and did not attend county schools.

This is an ongoing investigation.