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Originally published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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Ohio restaurant killer was sent to anger class

Newly released records show an Ohio man who fatally shot his estranged wife and their daughters had been ordered by his employer to take an anger management class for making threats to kill his family.

AP Legal Affairs Writer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio —

Newly released records show an Ohio man who fatally shot his estranged wife and their daughters had been ordered by his employer to take an anger management class for making threats to kill his family.

The records also show Kevin Allen had blocked incoming calls to his wife's and daughters' phones and bought a machine to block cellphone calls in the days before the April 12 shooting.

Records obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday also show Allen told his family at a Cracker Barrel restaurant just outside Cleveland he was going to take them home and kill them.

Minutes later Allen killed his wife and one of their daughters and severely wounded the other daughter, who died a month later.

Police killed Allen outside the restaurant.

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