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WTF is wrong w/ ppl !?!

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. – A woman who had just been involved in a domestic dispute loaded her four children into a minivan before letting one out and driving the rest of them into the Hudson River north of New York City, firefighters said. The woman and three young children were killed.

The 10-year-old boy who had been let out of the minivan Tuesday night ran to a nearby fire station and alerted firefighters, Chief Michael Vatter said. The boy told firefighters his mother had driven off a boat ramp in Newburgh, about 60 miles north of New York City, and into the murky water of the river, Vatter said. Inside with her were the boy's siblings: two boys, ages 5 and 2, and an 11-month-old girl.

Firefighters and police officers responded with boats. Divers searched for the minivan for about an hour before finding it submerged in 10 feet of water about 25 yards offshore. They used a heavy-duty tow truck to pull it up the boat ramp and onto land.

Everyone inside was dead, Vatter said.

The woman lived about six blocks from where she and her children perished, he said. Their names have not been released.

The domestic altercation occurred about 10 minutes before the woman drove into the river, said Vatter, who didn't have any more information on it.

Newburgh, which has about 30,000 residents, sits on the western shore of the part of the river that runs south through New York state and eventually splits New York and New Jersey.

The killings are reminiscent of the case of a South Carolina woman who drowned her young sons in 1994.

Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex by strapping them into their car seats and driving the car into a pond. Smith originally claimed she was carjacked before the truth came out.

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Trish1984
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:45 AM
Very sad! I dont understand why she let her son out, this is going to haunt him for the rest of his life.
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chais_wifey
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:48 AM
That is horrible. I will never understand how people are capable of such things.
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momofone221
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:48 AM
This is just horrible. Are you from that area?
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k_hall1784
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Bump
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southern_momof2
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Those poor children, I just can't imagine how anyone could ever do something like this.
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Mommy2LnJ
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:56 AM
That is terrible! I live about 20 mins from there. My gosh those poor kids :(
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serjil
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM

I know, that is so sad. I saw this on AOL early this morning. I don't know why people have to bring their children with them when they kill themselves. I don't care if they are angry at the other parent.

my_three_sons
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:03 AM

I am sick to my stomach....WTF is wrong with her?!   Prayers to her son and family....

serjil
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:03 AM

 Yeah it is. That poor kid.

Quoting Trish1984:

Very sad! I dont understand why she let her son out, this is going to haunt him for the rest of his life.

 

zombiecupcake
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:04 AM
That is awful!
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