Nicole Santos estranged boyfriend and baby daddy has been identified as Benjamin Colton Barnes the Iraq war veteran who was found dead after he killed Mount Rainier Park ranger Margaret Anderson plus shooting four people at a party in south Seattle.
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Colton Barnes ex-girlfriend and baby mama Nicole Santos said that she believed Benjamin was suffering from PTSD, he was deployed in Iraq in 2007-08. From Santos’ relationship with Barnes she had her daughter now age one.
Nicole had to get a restraining order against him, she described Barnes as depressed, angry and violent, he had a huge arsenal of guns and knives at his home, she also added that last January he was hospitalized after a threatening suicide, he once text her about wishing to be dead. In a petition file on July 19, Nicole Santos was asking to ban Barnes from seeing their daughter..
“I just feel there is so much instability. I think it is important for the court to know that Benjamin was also deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008 and has possible PTSD issues. He gets easily irritated, angry, depressed and frustrated.
“Benjamin also has a lot of weapons in his home, such as, firearms and knives, I am fearful of what Benjamin is capable of with the small arsenal he has in his home and his recent threats of suicide.
Later on in November 2011 it was issued that both Benjamin and Nicole would take parenting and communication classes, Barnes would continue to have supervised visit to his daughter twice a week.