In a heartbreaking turn of events, Hawaii influencer Theresa Cachuela, 33, fell victim to a fatal shooting by her estranged husband, Jason Calchuela, 44, who later took his own life. The shocking incident unfolded last week in front of the couple’s 11-year-old daughter, scarring her for life. 

Theresa Cachuela shot by husband Jason

Prior Incidents and Restraining Order

Court records hint at a troubling history leading up to Theresa’s murder. The influencer had filed for a temporary restraining order against Jason just weeks before the tragic event. The restraining order, which had reportedly been granted, highlighted alarming accusations made by Theresa, including threats of self-harm by Jason in the presence of their children. The nightmare continued as Jason allegedly concealed himself in Theresa’s garage after the incident.

Questions on the Justice System

Despite the issuance of a one-year protection order and the surrender of Jason’s firearms as part of the order, the tragedy unfolded in a parking lot near Pearlridge Center in Waimalu.

Influencer Theresa Cachuela shot by estranged husband Jason Cachuela

Theresa’s mother, Lucita, has taken to GoFundMe to cope with the aftermath, setting up a page to raise funds for funeral expenses. The grieving mother expressed profound disappointment in the justice system, stating, “My daughter did not deserve this. She was trying so hard to get help, but the Justice system failed her.

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Community Mourns The Loss

The local community and followers of Theresa, affectionately known as “Tita,” are grappling with the loss of the influencer known for her vibrant personality both online and in real life. 

Reflecting on the Tragedy

As authorities investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder-suicide, this tragic incident sheds light on the complexities of domestic violence and the critical role that legal measures play in ensuring the safety of victims. Theresa’s untimely death serves as a stark call for improvements in the justice system and increased awareness of the pervasive issue of domestic abuse.