CNN reported a tragedy today. According to police authorities Florida mom, 20-year-old Melanie Reyes, shot her 6-month-old baby boy before shooting herself. It was an apparent murder suicide attempt…with a horrible outcome. She survived but her baby died.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s office, family members saw her Facebook post indicating she was going to shoot her child and herself. They then called police who found her and the infant at her home…and a horrific scene.
The mom is now listed in critical condition at an area hospital. She obviously had anger issues, because she was recently arrested for attacking her boyfriend with a bat. Her court date was scheduled for later this month.
It is especially sad to hear of an innocent child dying at the hands of their mother. Will this tragedy finally get the attention of politicians regarding stricter gun control? How many times have guns been in the hands of the wrong person…and the NRA still pushes for their right to bear arms?
Another unnecessary loss of an innocent life and of course a gun was involved. Sure let’s keep sweeping this topic under the rug and making excuses. This really makes me sick to my stomach.
UPDATE: With all the very emotional posts, it will be interesting to hear all sides of the story. The photo’s of Melanie with her baby do show another side…it looks like she did love her baby but it still has many baffled.