Andrea Washington: Jacksonville Mother Of 3 Found Dead Inside Home
Andrea Washington had reason to celebrate. The mother of three sons was just named Navy Chief Petty Officer at her job. The Jacksonville, Florida woman had a lot going on for her and was looking forward to being deployed.
While things were going well for her working as a gas turbine mechanic for the U.S. Navy, at home, she was experiencing a torturous ordeal.
In late August, a Duval County judge granted Washington a protective order because of domestic violence at her home.
The details of the protective order are chilling, as reported by First Coast News:
According to the Sept. 4 order Washington reported days earlier that she was pushed to the floor of her home, kicked in the stomach, chased and had a gun pulled on her by a man she was living with. She said the fight occurred because she asked the man if he was going to help pay the household bills. The man also reportedly kicked a hole in her bedroom and closet door, destroyed her iPad and took her keys to her vehicle and mailbox, according to court documents.
Washington was found dead early Monday, September 17, 2018 inside her Northside Jacksonville home. Homicide detectives were called to the scene sometime after midnight after a call about a medical emergency. They have since launched an investigation.
The victim's boyfriend was due in court Monday regarding the protective order.
Meanwhile, at her job, her co-workers are grieving. A colleague told WJXT that Washington was a consummate professional.
"(She) worked hard for 19 years in the military. Served her country; had an awesome career," Chris Phantom said. "She was taken from us so soon, and it really hurts. But at the same time, my concern right now is her boys."
If you are someone you know is suffering from domestic violence in northeast Florida, here are some local resources:
• Micah's Place (Nassau County): micahsplace.net or (904) 225-9979
• Betty Griffin House (St. Johns County): bettygriffinhouse.org or (904) 824-1555
• Quigley House (Clay County): quigleyhouse.org or (904) 284-0061