Dad admits to murdering 2-year-old daughter and her mother
He waited for her to leave her condo before approaching her at gunpoint and demanding she drop the petition for child support payments
Nearby, the police also discovered, her daughter Chloe was strapped on her seat in Neshante’s car. She, too, had been shot.
Chloe was taken to a hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to her wound.
Her shooter was her father Boswell-Johnson.
In December, a judge ordered Chloe’s father to pay $600 a month in child support. According to charging documents, Boswell-Johnson waited for Davis to leave her condo before approaching her at gunpoint and demanding she drop the petition for child support payments.
Neighbours told the police that before gunshots rang, they heard the couple in a heated argument.
The man accused of shooting and killing his two-year-old daughter and her mother has admitted to their murders police said.
This is clearly an example of a domestic abuse gone horribly wrong. Just like most of domestic abuse cases, it is the innocent children caught between two parents who suffers.
“Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behaviour in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner,” the Urban Resource Institute says. “Abuse can be physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, psychological, or economic.”
If you are, here are some things you can do:
- Talk to your kids. Tell children that if the family experiences violence, their job is to keep themselves safe first. Teach children who to call and where to go for help, and identify in advance possible friends or family members who can help care for your pet(s).
- Get an order of protection, making sure to include children and pets, and keep proof of pet ownership with registration records, vet records, a microchip, and/or a current photo. Give a copy of any important legal or identification documents to a trusted friend or family member.
- Set aside as much emergency money (preferably cash) as possible.
- Pack an emergency bag and keep it hidden, but easily accessible. Make sure to include necessities for you and your children, as well as food, supplies, and records for your pet(s).
- Get out: If an argument erupts and you fear for your safety, don’t stay and argue/fight with the abuser. Leave immediately.
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