LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children in Texas was once the subject of a restraining order requested by the woman in La Crosse County.

Court records show the woman who was killed in Houston and the defendant, David Conley, lived in La Crosse County when she filed for protection from him in October 2008. Valerie Jackson wrote in a letter requesting the order that Conley threatened to break her legs, refused to let her leave her apartment and pushed her at a bus stop. Conley pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

The La Crosse Tribune reports records show Conley also sought a restraining order in 2008 against Dwayne Jackson, the man Valerie Jackson married who was also killed in Texas.