A Winnipeg woman found dead in her home had a protection order against the man accused of killing her.
39-year-old Christine Stoyko was discovered in her home on Redwood Avenue this weekend.
Police say she had been in a relationship with Kevin Grant Klassen, 37, who has now been charged with second-degree murder.
“This has been ongoing for quite some time due to the verbal, emotional and at times physical. I need to help myself get out of this as I fear for my safety. He will try everything possible to get me to open my door, as he is very manipulative, deceiving, compulsive liar and a criminal,” Stoyko wrote in her protection order application date December 22, 2015.
“I want my life back please.”
Police say the last time Stoyko called them worried about her own safety was late last year.
They won’t say how she died.
In the fall, legislation was tabled to make it easier to apply for a protection order, lowering the threshold required for getting one.
Constable Rob Carver said that any change in legislation “wouldn’t have altered anything in this scenario.”
Police also confirmed that Stoyko’s home on Redwood was broken into after police finished their investigation and cleared the scene. They are looking for suspects.
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