A stream of frightening text messages had begun the night Shayley had filed the protective order.
Zubko had sent Shayley’s roommate a text saying, "She will be brutally murdered, from Russia with love." But Shayley had assured her mom that he was bluffing.
The first two were from a detective from the Phoenix Police Department.
Estes’s mind started racing — her sons were asleep at her home, and she had just seen Shayley, her 22-year-old daughter, the day before at the air-conditioning company where Shayley worked as a manager.
"Gun violence is a women’s issue," says Kiersten Stewart, the Washington-based policy director of the organization Futures Without Violence.