Second paragraph from the end reads: “The domestic
violence petition says Jonathan Charbonneau works for Universal Drywall in
Hooksett. Melissa Charbonneau wrote that her husband has a history of violent
tendencies and drug use and has taken medication for depression and
A court order, then violence
MANCHESTER – Melissa Charbonneau wanted a divorce.
She made it
official on Wednesday, filing two petitions at Hillsborough Superior Court: one
to end the marriage, and another alleging her husband, Jonathan Charbonneau, had
thrown her down a staircase, climbed on top of her and choked her.
later, friends and neighbors said, Melissa Charbonneau, 29, was dead, shot to
death by her husband about 2 p.m. yesterday.
A Hillsborough County deputy
sheriff served Jonathan Charbonneau, 32, with a restraining order some time on
Wednesday, according to court records. The order barred him from coming within
100 feet of his wife. It also required him to hand over any firearms he might
have. In paperwork, Melissa Charbonneau noted her husband kept a hunting gun in
The domestic violence petition alleges Melissa Charbonneau
and her husband got into a “small argument” Wednesday while she was getting
ready to go for a run. It says Jonathan Charbonneau punched his fist through the
bedroom door and slammed his wife against a wall.
From there, it says,
Jonathan Charbonneau dragged her down the hallway and threw her down the
“My step-daughter attempted to get him off of me and (asked him)
to stop,” Melissa Charbonneau wrote. “(He) pushed her off him.”
petition says Jonathan Charbonneau proceeded to pick his wife off the floor and
throw her into a lamp and table, at which point he climbed on top of her and
choked her, twice.
“I was begging him to stop,” Melissa Charbonneau
Afterward, Melissa Charbonneau said she took her step-daughter and
went to Hallsville Elementary School to pick up her 7-year-old son, Jonathan
Charbonneau Jr. Eventually, the petition says, she reported the incident to the
police and went to elliot Hospital.
The domestic violence petition says
Jonathan Charbonneau works for Universal Drywall in Hooksett. Melissa
Charbonneau wrote that her husband has a history of violent tendencies and drug
use and has taken medication for depression and anxiety.
A clerk at the
superior court said she could not release the divorce file to the public