One family said it could have saved their loved one, Amber Schinault. She was killed on July 22, 2012, in her Prince George's County home she once shared with her ex-boyfriend, Andre Heinz Kulger. Schinault sought and received a protective order against Kulger after a previous incident.
"Amber's mom stated that they did everything that was supposed to be done: changing the locks, etc. The Police Department was around the corner from her house. They sat outside the home for most of the time after the first incident. Her mom said she was a fighter. She stood up to the judge with her bandaged hands. She said mom, 'I was looking into the eyes of a killer,'" Shinault's best friend Jaime Boswell said.
The order was supposed to keep Kulger away, but police said he broke through a basement door and killed Schinault by slashing her throat.