Ohio restaurant killer was sent to anger class

December 12, 2012 - 10:33 PM
Restaurant Shooting

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brookville Ohio Police Dept. shows Kevin E. Allen. Newly released records show that Allen, who killed his estranged wife and their daughters, had been ordered by his employer to take an anger management class after making threats to kill his family. The records obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 also show that Allen told his family at a Cracker Barrel restaurant he was going to take them home and kill them. (AP Photo/Brookville Ohio Police Department, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly released records show an Ohio man who fatally shot his estranged wife and their daughters had been ordered by his employer to take an anger management class for making threats to kill his family.

The records also show Kevin Allen had blocked incoming calls to his wife's and daughters' phones and bought a machine to block cellphone calls in the days before the April 12 shooting.

Records obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday also show Allen told his family at a Cracker Barrel restaurant just outside Cleveland he was going to take them home and kill them.

Minutes later Allen killed his wife and one of their daughters and severely wounded the other daughter, who died a month later.

Police killed Allen outside the restaurant.

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