Suspect Had History of Physical Abuse: Docs

Court documents reveal Roble's ex-wife filed a restraining order

By Paul Krueger
|  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011  |  Updated 7:07 PM PDT
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Restraining Order Reveals Details in Woman's Death

Robles (L) is charged in the death of Scharbarth (R). The pair ended a relationship 10 months ago according to Scharbarth's close friend.

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Suspect Home Searched Twice

Michael David Robles is in custody on charges of kidnapping and murder after the body of 34-year-old Kathy Scharbarth was found Friday. Investigators searched the suspect's home on Baja Vista Drive in Fallbrook for a second time Sunday. Brandi Powell reports.

Restraining Order Reveals Details in Woman's Death

Just one week before searchers found her strangled and nude body, Kathleen Scharbarth turned to the justice system for help.
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The man charged with murdering 34-year-old Kathleen Scharbarth had a history of physical abuse, according to court documents.

When Scharbarth was dating Michael Robles, 43, he was going through a long, and very bitter divorce from Erin Robles, the mother of his two children.

In court documents, Erin claimed Michael Robles verbally and physically abused her.

In July 2007, Robles accused Erin Robles of having an affair. He allegedly threw her on her bed and choked her.

Erin Robles said Michael “Kept on pushing harder and harder. I thought I was going to die. He was out of control.”

Erin Robles said she survived that attack by pretending to pass out.

Those court records in Orange County show that a judge issued a restraining order against Michael Robles in 2008, and that it was renewed at least three times.

His former wife also alleged that Robles threw her against a car, and refused to give her custody of their children, when he was living in the North County.

Robles denied those allegations.

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