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CNN Breaking News: Florida mom shot & killed 6-month-old son, critically wounded herself

Fri January 4, 2013

(CNN) -- A 20-year-old Florida woman was in critical condition Friday after she shot and killed her 6-month-old son and then turned the gun on herself, police said.

Authorities found Melanie Reyes and her baby after performing a welfare check at the request of Reyes' family, who called 911 to report a statement on her Facebook page in which she "indicated she was going to shoot her child and herself," according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Both were transported to a hospital, where the infant was pronounced dead.

Police recovered the handgun believed used in the shootings from the home.

The incident comes roughly two weeks after Reyes was arrested for aggravated domestic battery after her boyfriend said she struck him with a baseball bat, according to a police report. Her next court date had been scheduled for January 22.

by Anonymousreply 1901/04/2013

Guns for everybody! Guns for all! Guns are a gawd given right!

by Anonymousreply 101/04/2013

Seriously, wtf is it about Florida? Is there something in the water that makes people crazier than shithouse rats?

by Anonymousreply 201/04/2013

Does Florida have higher lead levels than the other 49 states?

by Anonymousreply 401/04/2013

Heterosexualism leads to this behavior.

by Anonymousreply 501/04/2013

If only that infant had been armed, this wouldn't have happened

by Anonymousreply 701/04/2013

Another victim of video games.

by Anonymousreply 801/04/2013

Kid is wearing on last nerve. Doesn't he know his mommy's hardcore, bitch? ROFLMAO.

by Anonymousreply 901/04/2013

Everything old is new again.

by Anonymousreply 1001/04/2013

its because she was never made to say the Lord's Prayer in school everyday. And Obama. It's his fault.

by Anonymousreply 1101/04/2013

Wonder why she decided to post about it on Facebook?

Does everything have to be announced online today?

by Anonymousreply 1201/04/2013

R12 failing to kill yourself can sometimes be a cry for attention. Facebook adds another level to that.

by Anonymousreply 1301/04/2013

R13, this wasn't just someone who attempted suicide - it's not all about her. She murdered her own son, too.

by Anonymousreply 1401/04/2013

Why do people keep including "Florida" in these stories. It should be assumed that any such items deal with Florida, unless otherwise stated.

by Anonymousreply 1501/04/2013

We wish we could be in Florida, R15.

by Anonymousreply 1601/04/2013

R14 of course its not all about her, but she may not see it that way. Someone who does something this fucked up is not rational. If killing the boy was to spite the father, then her motives are even more selfish.

by Anonymousreply 1701/04/2013

Medea goes to jail.

by Anonymousreply 1801/04/2013

Obama made her do it, so he could pass more laws to take away our guns!

by Anonymousreply 1901/04/2013
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