New details are emerging in the sickening murder / suicide of Utah police officer Joshua Boren, who in January killed himself after slaying his entire family. Boren, who had been separated from his wife Kelly for months, reportedly drugged her and videotaped himself repeatedly raping her.
Reports The Associated Press Monday via Yahoo! News: “A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier threatening to leave him and take their kids and confronting him for raping her, new documents show.”
The heated texts between Boren and his wife show that she was going to expose the fact that Joshua had raped her while she was passed out on drugs. Investigators said Kelly discovered the taped sessions last year, but did not come forward because she was attempting to “protect his law enforcement career.”
The AP report picks up the story:
The night before she was killed, Kelly Boren brought up the alleged sexual assault again, texting the word “rape” to her husband four times, the documents show. “I hate my life because (of) you,” she texted. “You killed a part of me.”
She wrote in another text: “I don't want to live in fear and hate and anger.”
The next morning, Kelly Boren told her husband she would take the kids, prompting Joshua Boren to reply by text: “Don't involve the kids, they are innocent.”
Boren’s therapist has since stepped forward to reveal that the 34-year-old Utah officer was sexually abused as a child and was strongly addicted to street drugs and pornography for much of his adult life. Boren’s own father took his life when he was only three years old.
The therapist commented that Boren was like a “3-year-old boy stuck in a big man's body.”
In addition to killing his 32-year-old wife Kelly with his service weapon, Boren shot his 55-year-old mother-in-law Marie King and killed his two children – 7-year-old Joshua and 5-year-old Haley. He then turned the gun on himself.