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There are so many things wrong here,  one of which led directly to this tragedy

SALEM, Mass. — A woman shot in an apparent attempted murder-suicide in Salem has been identified by family as 33-year-old Lindsay Smith. (She is the daughter of famous sailor Jud Smith. – ed).

At 5 p.m. Monday, November 15, Smith was shot in the head as she left her job at Doyle Sailmakers in Salem. Authorities say the gunman, identified as 55-year-old Richard Lorman, turned the gun on himself and took his own life. “She is still in ICU,” Smith’s family said of Lindsay on Wednesday. “She has an excellent team of doctors working around the clock.”

On September 21, Smith applied for a restraining order against Lorman. She claimed in a statement that Lorman had sexually and physically abused her. She wrote in her statement that Lorman tracked her on her cellphone to Marblehead, Mass. where he verbally abused her at the Marblehead Lighthouse. Smith claimed he yelled at her, “I’m going to turn your world upside down!”

The statement also accuses Lorman of harassing Smith’s family as it reads, “his behavior seems to be escalating…[the victim] and therapist….very concerned that he will resort to violence in this mindset where he has lost control.”

N.H. Circuit Court Judge Polly Hall granted a 30-day restraining order to Smith on September 21, 2021. The file reveals on October 20, 2021, Judge Hall dismissed the case against Lorman, finding, “The Court cannot find that the defendant’s conduct constitutes a credible present threat to plaintiff’s safety.”

More here.