Jeff Fairbanks’ ex-wife describes a violent past

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Jeffrey Fairbanks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 31, 2015) – The man accused of murdering his three-month-old daughter had a violent past with his ex-wife. Jeff Fairbanks is in jail, facing charges of murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death. His ex-wife, Jennifer Guevarra, said she feared for her life during their nearly 16 years of marriage.

“He hit me so many times but the last one, the last one that scared me so much was the gun,” said Guevarra.

She agreed to talk with CBS4 after Fairbanks’ arrest. His daughter, Janna Rivera, went missing in May.

Guevarra said she knows what her ex is capable of, especially when he’s been drinking.

“I wasn’t surprised, I know he can do that when he’s on alcohol,” said Guevarra.

She describes her ex-husband as a physically abusive drunk. According to her there were incidents where he hit her and even tried to strangle her.

Guevarra decided to leave Fairbanks after he pointed a gun at her and threatened her life in 2013. He faced domestic battery charges in connection with that incident.

“He pulled my hair and then banged my head in the wall like 3 or 4 times and then put his hand in my mouth, trying to open it and then put the gun in my mouth and then after that he hit me in my forehead and then in my cheek with the gun and then I was just crying I was so scared,” said Guevarra.

Baby Janna’s mother also documented a history of abuse when she filed for a protective order. Fairbanks’ next court date is set for late October.

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