Woman Allegedly Murdered By Ex-Boyfriend Was Awaiting Gun License

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A New Jersey woman waiting on a gun license was allegedly stabbed to death by her former boyfriend.

Carol Bowne, 39, reportedly felt threatened by the possibility of domestic violence and had gotten a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Michael Eitel, 45, and installed security cameras at her home.

Her final act to protect herself was filing a license for a handgun, a process that takes months in the state of New Jersey, reports Courier-Post.

The application was filed on April 21 and Bowne had inquired about the license this past Monday, Berlin Township Police Chief Leonard Clark said. The fingerprint information for the license had reportedly not been received yet.

Bowne was stabbed to death in the driveway of her home last Wednesday, Inquisitr reports.

"Everybody is in shock," said a neighbor. "I saw her lying in the driveway."

Eitel, a convicted felon, was charged with her murder. He is currently on the run and being sought by a U.S. Marshals Service task force.

"She did absolutely everything she was supposed to," said Denise Lovallo, a co-worker of Bowne’s. ”Do they have enough now to get him?" 

Sources: Courier-Post, Inquisitr

Photo Credit: Courier-Post