SEATTLE (AP) — Court records show the parents of a man accused of dismembering a Seattle nurse once sought a restraining order against him, saying they feared for their safety because of their son's drunken outbursts.

The records show that the parents of John Robert Charlton filed for the temporary protection order in 2006.

Ray and JoAnn Charlton said their son tried to provoke a fight with them when he was drunk and abusive.

The petition was later dismissed at the parents' request

Seattle police say John Charlton was arrested after human remains found in a recycling bin over the weekend were identified as those of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old nurse and mother of three.