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Jason Todd Ready Abused Lisa Mederos Before Fatal Shooting, Cops Say

AP  |  Posted: Updated: 05/16/2012 5:00 pm

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Jason Todd 'JT' Ready allegedly killed 4 people, including a toddler, in a domestic dispute on May 2 before committing suicide.

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- The girlfriend of a former neo-Nazi who allegedly killed her and three others had told police that he choked her but declined to have him removed from her home in a Phoenix suburb two months before the fatal shooting.

The Arizona Republic ( http://bit.ly/KflyNz ) reports that Gilbert police advised 47-year-old Lisa Mederos to file an order of protection against Jason Todd "JT" Ready in February.

She told police that Ready choked her twice in seven months and wouldn't leave her home. Police reports show she became tearful and declined to file a restraining order.

Police say Ready was uncooperative when they visited the home a week later.

Authorities believe Ready killed Mederos and three others, including a toddler, in a domestic dispute May 2 before turning the gun on himself.

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