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Man charged with killing his estranged wife in Brockton

Woman found beaten in home

A Boston man has been charged with murdering his estranged wife in her Brockton home, officials said.

Jean Michel Beaulieu, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Brockton District Court on the murder count in the slaying last month of Florence Beaulieu, 37, the office of Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement.

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Florence Beaulieu’s teenaged daughter discovered her bloodied body when she returned home from school on May 16, neighbors have said. Beaulieu died from “blunt force injuries to the head,” prosecutors said.

Jean Michel Beaulieu was captured in Vermont on May 17 after he reentered the United States from Canada, according to Cruz’s office. He was initially charged as a fugitive from justice for restraining order violations in Massachusetts.

Beaulieu waived rendition proceedings in Vermont and was returned Tuesday to Brockton, where he remains in custody.

Florence Beaulieu, a mother of four, obtained a restraining order in April against her husband, citing a history of abuse.

“Everytime he would beat me up,” she wrote in her affidavit for the order, “he bit, slapped, and had spit on my face. . . . I have had to go to the hospital after he beat me.”

Beaulieu wrote that her husband abused her throughout their 15-year marriage, and that she suffered “daily verbal abuse.”

He moved to Dorchester, according to the affidavit, but continued to harass her, she said. He had been following her to the bank and calling nonstop, forcing her to change her number, court records said.

However, the restraining order was lifted on May 14 at Florence Beaulieu’s request, court records show. She obtained a prior restraining order against him in 2012.

Peter Schworm of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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