“The court notes that she called for help during the incident and that she expressed fears that the accused may harm her because of his strength and lack of control,” the court document reads.
According to VG, the couple met in 2007 and lived together in Oslo from 2011.
According to the court documents, Strelchenko stormed out of the house after a heated argument, telling her husband that she was leaving. He then accosted her at a bus stop, and physically carried her back to the house where he locked her in a bathroom.
Strelchenko was found with severe head and neck injuries at the couple's home in Manchester on Sunday morning. Paramedics were unable to revive her.
John Martin was on Monday formally charged with murdering Strelchenko and attempting to murder a boy under the age of 17. The boy is presumed to be Strelchenko's fourteen-year-old son from a previous relationship.