What a tragic story. Ladies, if your man is physically abusive and a drunk, you should probably leave that relationship.
A mother saved her six-month-old baby with her ‘last breath,’ sheltering the infant in the toilet after her boyfriend shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself.
Jessica Arrendale, 33, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head along with Antoine Davis, 30, who police believe shot himself and Arrendale in a murder-suicide in an Atlanta suburb.
Police had surrounded Arrendale’s townhouse. When they finally entered the home, they found the baby safe inside and rushed her to the hospital to treat her for hypothermia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that police evacuated nearby homes as a precaution and attempted to make contact with the armed man inside.
When officers made the decision to breach the doors around 1:30 p.m., they found the bodies of Arrendale and Davis, both killed by gunshot wounds to the head, Davis’s reportedly self-inflicted.
Cobie was found in the toilet bowl, covered by her mother’s body but safe and alive. SWAT officers rushed her to the hospital to treat her for hypothermia.
‘She had pure will. She wanted that baby to live,’ Ionniello said of her daughter. ‘Her last breath was saving the child.’