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Utah Cop Joshua Boren Killed Family, Self After Rape Text

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Image: Provo Police Department officer Dan Smith comforts his wife, Bre Smith, and his children at the funeral for Kelly Boren, her children, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, Haley Boren and her mother, Marie King at Lindquist's Memorial Park in Layton, Utah
Provo Police Department officer Dan Smith comforts his wife, Bre Smith, and his children at the funeral for Kelly Boren, her children, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, Haley Boren and her mother, Marie King at Lindquist's Memorial Park in Layton, Utah on Jan. 22. Police say Lindon officer Joshua Boren shot the four dead before committing suicide Jan. 16. Briana Scroggins / Standard-Examiner via AP, file

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A Utah police officer who murdered his family and killed himself in January had repeatedly drugged and raped his wife, who threatened to take their kids away, authorities revealed in a 145-page investigative report. Joshua Boren allegedly videotaped the sexual assaults, which were reported to police by his therapist. His wife learned of the attacks in 2013 but didn't turn report him, according to the Deseret News, which obtained the police documents. But the night before she was killed, Kelly Boren did confront her husband about the depravity.

"I hate my life because (of) you," she texted. "You killed a part of me." She also texted the word "rape" over and over and said she was leaving her husband, who had been sexually assaulted by his mother's boyfriend as a child. Hours later, Joshua Boren used his service revolver to shoot Kelly, 32, their 7-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl, and his 55-year-old mother-in-law before killing himself at the family home in Spanish Fork, police say.

Image: Police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah in an undated photo
Police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah in an undated photo. Authorities say Boren used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January.Lindon City Police Department via AP,file

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