Back in 2001, we were horrified by the national news report on Andrea Yates. She had done the unthinkable and drowned all five of her children in the bathtub. The thought of it, over a decade later, turns stomachs and leaves her despised by most. This crime was so diabolical no one would dream of seeing it happen again. But here we go again.
Early Tuesday morning in Port St. John, Florida, Tonya Thomas, 33, shot and killed all four of her children. Her 17-year old daughter, Pebbles Johnson, was found in the front yard of the home when deputies arrived to the scene. Two of the other children had gone to neighbors for help, but when their mother calmly called for them, Joel, 12, Jazlin, 13, they came, only to be shot and killed by their mother once inside. Her son, Jaxs Johnson, 15, is believed to have been shot while he slept, according to deputies in the L.A. Times report.
Neighbors said that the children had blood on them when they came to them and they tried to keep them from leaving, but they went back to their mother. A recent break-up between Thomas and her children’s father is the first angle that has been given on why the woman snapped. After killing all of her children, she then killed herself…which is where she should’ve started. Why do people kill everyone, then themselves? If you’re so miserable, start with yourself and spare the children. Ridiculous.
Read more here if you can stand it.