In court documents, she tried to explain to the judge why she felt afraid for her life. She told the court that Mondesir recently let the air out of her tires and loosened her lug nuts. She also said that he sent her several threatening text and voicemails since they broke up in March.

"I told you not to (expletive) with me," she quoted him as saying. "Well you just like the others. You have to learn the hard way."

Neighbors knew the relationship was troubled but they're still surprised by the fiery result.

"I'm very sad, he’s a good guy. He was just really heartbroken over the break up and just couldn't take it", said a neighbor who lives across the street but asked not to be identified.

Mondesir is charged with attempted first-degree murder. He appeared in court Tuesday morning and was denied bond.