Wife Found Dead After Filing for Divorce

Lilly Blunt filed for divorce on Aug. 6 just days after requesting a restraining order

By Chris Chan and R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012  |  Updated 4:32 PM PDT
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A woman found dead inside her Paradise Hills home Sunday had filed for divorce just weeks ago court documents show. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

A woman found dead inside her Paradise Hills home Sunday had filed for divorce just weeks ago court documents show. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

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A woman found dead inside her Paradise Hills home Sunday had filed for divorce just weeks ago court documents show.

Lilly Blunt, 33, wanted to end her marriage to 55-year-old Clarence Blunt.

Then Sunday, Lilly was found dead in the living room of the couple’s home on Luther Street alongside the bodies of Linna Blunt, 3, and 7-month-old Richard Blunt..

San Diego police officers who entered the home in response to a welfare check request found Clarence collapsed in the entryway of the home. He was alive but in need of medical help.

Investigators now say Clarence attempted suicide.

Neighbors were shocked to hear of the deaths but court documents allege the threat of violence.

Lilly Blunt, a registered nurse, claimed that her husband Clarence Blunt was abusive and threatened to hurt her if she filed for divorce.

Clarence accused his wife of stealing pills and having drug problems.

Lilly filed for divorce on August 6, citing irreconcilable differences, just days after requesting a restraining order against her husband.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said Clarence had talked about their problems.

"They had had a disagreement and she had left and you know he was just going to concentrate on his daughter," the neighbor said.

Court records also show Clarence Blunt had a long criminal history. He was convicted of robbery and murder in 1975, burglary in 1985, and in cases of domestic violence with another woman in the early 2000's.

At this point police have not named anyone as a suspect in this case or established a motive. 

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