A Hawaiian influencer was shot dead by her husband, who then took his own life, it has been revealed. Theresa Cachuela, 33, was murdered in front of her 11-year-old daughter by her ex-husband Jason Calchuela, 44, late last week. Jason then committed suicide and his body was found behind a residence, according to KHON2.
Court records revealed that Theresa requested a temporary restraining order against Jason just weeks before his murder. The restraining order would have been granted. The shooting took place in a parking lot near the Pearlridge Center in Waimalu, near Honolulu, according to NBC News.
PEOPLE reviewed the petition, which claimed Theresa accused Jason of threatening suicide in front of her children. He allegedly held a knife under his own neck. There was a wellness check after the incident, after which Jason allegedly returned to Theresa’s home and hid in the garage. According to court records, the couple agreed to a one-year protective order and Jason surrendered his guns as part of the order.
Theresa’s mother, Lucita, created a GoFundMe for her daughter. “As you all may know, my daughter who we call “Tita” was shot and killed on December 22, 2023 in the Bank of Hawaii parking lot. She was coming to have breakfast with me that morning because I wanted to give her and my grandchildren their Christmas presents. My daughter didn’t deserve this. She tried so hard to get help, but the justice system failed to vindicate her. We are so devastated by the loss of our beloved Tita,” the page reads, asking for donations to help cover Theresa’s funeral costs.
Discussing suicide can be triggering for some. However, suicides are preventable. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or go to thehotline.org.
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