Heated text messages between Joshua Boren and his wife Kelly, just hours before Boren – a cop from Utah – killed Kelly, his two kids, his mother-in-law and then himself, showed that Boren drugged, raped and videotaped the raping of his wife on multiple occasions, according to a Spanish Fork Police report.
In them, Kelly Boren confronted her husband about raping her and told him their marriage was over, The Deseret News reported. The couple already had been separated for some time.
Joshua Boren’s therapist told authorities that Boren drugged his wife and videotaped himself sexually assaulting her on more than one occasion.
Kelly Boren learned of the assaults when she discovered the tapes in 2013, said Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson. She told a few friends, but she did not report the assaults to police because she didn’t want to ruin her husband’s law enforcement career, the report says.
The night before she was killed, Kelly Boren brought up the alleged sexual assault again, texting the word “rape” to her husband four times, the documents show. “I hate my life because (of) you,” she texted. “You killed a part of me.”
She wrote in another text: “I don’t want to live in fear and hate and anger.”
Nigel McIntosh, the brother of Marie King, speaks at the funeral for her, daughter, Kelly Boren, and her grandchildren, Joshua (Jaden) Boren and Haley Boren at Lindquist”s Layton Chapel in Layton, Utah.
The next morning, Kelly Boren told her husband she would take the kids, prompting Joshua Boren to reply by text: “Don’t involve the kids, they are innocent.”
The police report says Joshua Boren was sexually abused as a child, struggled with drug addiction as a young man and pornography addiction throughout his life, and had a deep-rooted hatred for his mother.
After his father committed suicide when he was 5, Joshua Boren’s mother began using drugs and seeing several men, the report states. One of those men allegedly abused Joshua Boren, and he blamed his mother for not protecting him, his sister told police.
The therapist told police Boren was like a “3-year-old boy stuck in a big man’s body.”
“Josh was a very troubled individual that felt like he was about to lose his wife and children,” police wrote in the report.0