Man Accused of Killing Son's Mother-In-Law Violated Protective Orders

Jail records show Timothy Howell violated protective orders multiple times when he allegedly broke into his son's Bedford County home and killed his son's mother-in-law on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney Bethany Harrison says protective orders protect a person from any act or threat of violence by someone and can be enacted immediately.

In Howell's case, court records show he assaulted his son's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Wilson on August 20, 2018.

The same day, that jail record shows he was booked for violations of the protective order with a gun and showing a gun. 

According to the Bedford Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Howell was denied bond but appealed and got $10,000 secured bond.

Court records show a violation of the protective order happened in September and was a misdemeanor charge with bond denied.

He was supposed to go to trial next month in Bedford Circuit Court.

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