Florida Man Arrested in Connection With Murder of Girlfriend Who Took Out Order of Protection, Moved to Mississippi
A woman filed for a protection order against her ex-boyfriend and months later, the Florida man crossed state lines and killed her, authorities said.
Around 9:30 p.m. on May 4, officers responded to a 911 call at the Village Place Apartments in Gulfport, Mississippi, the Sun Herald reported.
Once at the scene, officials said officers found 44-year-old Andrew Moore Luckhurst with the body of 62-year-old Becky Endres. Her face was bloody and bruised and showed signs she’d been strangled.
Endres had just moved to South Mississippi from Florida and had a previous relationship with Luckhurst, according to officials.
On Aug. 23, 2022, Endres filed a “petition for injunction for protection against repeat violence” in Lake County, Florida, court records show. The case was closed less than two months later.
On Aug. 15, 2022, Luckhurst was charged with battery, witness tampering and criminal mischief after a woman claimed he beat her. It’s not clear if Endres was the victim in that case, as the name is redacted in court records. However, she filed a restraining order against Luckhurst shortly after that took place, officials said.
In 2021, Endres accused Luckhurst of battery. She told 911 dispatchers that “he is going to kill me,” but she eventually dropped the charges in that case, according to Oxygen.
Luckhurst was arrested on May 5 and charged with first-degree murder and violation of a protection order.
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He was booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond, WLBT reported.
Court records show Luckhurst has been arrested seven times since January 2020, including charges of battery, DUI, criminal mischief and domestic battery by strangulation, WXXV reported.
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