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Who is Stephen Broderick’s ex-wife Amanda?

AMANDA Broderick was one of three people allegedly shot dead by former Texas sheriff deputy Stephen Broderick.

The 34-year-old ex-wife of Broderick, 41, was killed along with her daughter Alysssa, 17, and Willie Simmons III, 18, Alyssa's boyfriend.

Who is Amanda Broderick?

Amanda Broderick was formerly married to Stephen Broderick, who has been arrested over the fatal triple shooting in Austin,

 The bodies were found at an apartment complex in the Arboretum shopping area where Amanda was meeting her ex-husband for a scheduled visit with their son, who was unharmed in the shooting.

Cops were called to the address shortly before midday on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said Broderick knew the victims but did not provide a motive for the shootings.

He also said that a child was involved but that the child had been located and was safe.

In 2020, Amanda had filed for a protective order and divorce shortly after her then-husband's arrest for sexual assault of a child.

What has Stephen Broderick been accused of?

Stephen Broderick was arrested after a 20-hour manhunt following the triple shooting in Austin.

The former cop was arrested walking on a road with a gun after allegedly killing his estranged wife Amanda, his step daughter Alyssa and her boyfriend, Willie.

Police arrested the "armed and dangerous" suspect the day after the horror killings.

Officers received two 911 calls about a man walking along a highway at 7.30am.

He had quit the police force after allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl.

Broderick was arrested by US Marshals on June 6, three days after the teenager reported that he assaulted her in a home in Elgin, Texas, it was reported.

He was held in jail for 16 days before he posted a reduced bail amount of $50,000, reports the New York Post.

Following the sex assault allegations, Broderick faced a restraining order from his wife.

What has Amanda said about Stephen?

Amanda Broderick filed for divorce and obtained an order of protection after her husband's arrest in June, 2020, for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl, according to court records.

Stephen Broderick was ordered to surrender his firearms and wear an ankle monitor following his arrest.

Broderick—who was out on bond—had been banned from going within 200 yards of the couple’s daughter.

He was allowed one visit a month with his son.

In the the application for the protective order, Amanda wrote that she was afraid of her estranged husband.

“I'm afraid he will try to hurt me or my children, because these allegations have come out and he may lose his career," she wrote, according to the news outlet.

"Stephen has prior military experience and is SWAT trained. If he wanted to hurt someone, he would know how."

A judge ordered Broderick's tracking device should be removed in November after he had committed no substantial violations.

Amanda had been due to meet her estranged husband for a scheduled visit with their son on the day of the massacre.

Their son was unhurt in the triple shooting.

Austin cop Stephen Broderick arrested for ‘killing wife, daughter and her boyfriend after assaulting teen family member’

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