Court papers reveal fear of ex-husband by Rineyville murder victim - News, Weather & Sports

Court papers reveal fear of ex-husband by Rineyville murder victim

Tracy Burke, murder victim Tracy Burke, murder victim
Karen Comer, murder victim Karen Comer, murder victim

By Lindsay English
WAVE 3 Investigator

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) -- WAVE 3 has obtained the divorce papers filed by one of the victims murdered Monday in Rineyville. According to the court documents, Tracy Burke's estranged husband -- Brent Burke -- is accused of having a violent temper. Police confirm they have talked to him about the murders. WAVE 3 Investigator Lindsay English has more on this development.

Tracy, 31, filed the papers in May of 2007.

The court documents show the two were in the middle of a bitter divorce. Tracy -- who was shot to death along with her former mother-in-law, 53-year-old Karen Komer, inside their home -- said she feared her own husband, a Military Policeman at Ft. Campbell.

The divorce decree shows Tracy cited four reasons for wanting a divorce -- including irreconcilable differences and that her husband was guilty of inappropriate conduct. Also cited were cruel and inhumane treatment and adultery.

The document also showed Tracy was afraid here husband might come and take away their two children, so she had filed for a restraining order.

The request for the order claims Brent Burke "has an anger control problem and a bad temper and has progressively gotten worse." It also adds that he is "irrational and emotionally unstable at present time."

Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the murders. They have not named Brent Burke as a person of interest or a suspect, but say he hasn't been ruled out.

Online Reporter: Lindsay English

Online Producer: Charles Gazaway

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