"Kathy's Law" Goes to State Senate

A bill that would strengthen restraining orders is one step closer to becoming law

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    Carlsbad mother Kathy Scharbarth was strangled and killed last November. Her ex-boyfriend, Michael Robles, was charged with the murder.

    A bill known as “Kathy’s Law” is one step closer to becoming law.

    A state Assembly unanimously approved the bill Wednesday named in honor of Kathleen "Kathy" Scharbarth, a 34-year-old Carlsbad mother who was strangled to death last November.

    Scharbarth went missing on Thanksgiving Day. Detectives found her body the following day.

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    Just one week before searchers found her strangled and nude body, Kathleen Scharbarth turned to the justice system for help.

    Her ex-boyfriend, Michael Robles, was charged with the murder.

    In the days before her death, Scharbarth had filed a restraining order against Robles, citing episodes of disturbing, abusive behavior by Robles toward her.

    Robles later hanged himself in a Vista jail.

    Today, “Kathy’s Law” would strengthen restraining orders by allowing judges to order GPS monitoring devices for domestic violence suspects found to pose a threat to an alleged victim.

    The bill now goes to the state Senate.

    Check back for updates on this story.

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