Dallas cops investigate response to domestic abuse call that turned deadly

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DALLAS, TX - A mother of four was murdered in her own home by her boyfriend, and police had visited the home that very night. Now, Dallas police are investigating what went wrong.

It started when two officers responded to a 911 call about a fight between Ceaira Ford and her boyfriend, Jonathan Edelen. A new Dallas police recruit and his trainer knocked on the door of the couple's apartment but left after speaking to a man in the doorway.

Assistant Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker says, "They did not see any signs of a disturbance but did note the television was turned up loud."

Police now believe Edelman was in a back bedroom, where he killed his girlfriend by suffocating her with a pillow.

Two days later Edelman turned himself into police, telling them "Put cuffs on me and take me to jail. I killed my wife," according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Meanwhile the victim's family is left wondering if police could have done more.

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