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    Florida mom shot children at point-blank range, used hollow point bullets: report

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    The crazed Florida mom who allegedly killed her four children before killing herself last week pumped 18 hollow-point rounds into the kids, some at point-blank range, according to a coroner's report.

    Tonya Thomas reloaded her Taurus .38-caliber revolver three times to finish the children off before turning the gun on herself in the garage of the family's Port St. John home on May 15, Florida Today reported.

    Details of the slayings are chilling.

    According to Florida Today's review of the report, the 33-year-old single mom pressed the weapon directly to her 15-year-old son Jaxs' chest and then fired three times.

    Jaxs' younger sister, Jazzlyn, 13, was shot most, seven times.

    Two blasts were fired while the gun was pressed against her chest. Her body was found in the home's entry hall.

    Her brother Joel, 12, lay nearby with five gunshot wounds, including one that pierced his heart.

    Pebbles, 17, who was found dead on the front lawn, was shot three times from more than two feet away, the report said.

    Thomas' pistol held six shots. Authorities estimated it took her around 20 seconds to reload it each time.

    Cops said last week that three of the children fled to a neighbor's house early Tuesday morning and told the couple living there that their mother had shot them.

    The chaotic scene at the neighbor's house was captured in 911 calls released on Wednesday.

    The female neighbor first told dispatchers that one of the children shot their mother, and both she and her husband were recorded shouting at the children to go away.

    The husband said one of the children was bleeding outside his front door, but then suddenly disappeared.

    Police said Thomas called the children back to her home before killing them.

    Cops haven't released a motive for the killings.

    At a funeral for the five held at Temple Baptist Church in Titusville on Monday, Jarvis Walsh, the family's pastor, urged mourners to show forgiveness.

    "It was God's will, it was God's plan. God could have stopped it, but he didn't," Walsh said, according to Florida Today.

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    who could have possibly imagined that a single mom who got knocked up multiple times as a teenager and named her kids Pebbles, Jaxs and Jazzlyn could have possibly had a few screws loose? She sounds about as level headed as anyone I could imagine.

    At least she had the decency to finish herself off.

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    I know that there's a thread devoted to the 'gun issue' so I have no wish to re-open that debate here but, speaking as someone who has no experience of living in a society where owning firearms is pretty much par-for-the-course, I have to wonder how it is that a person with apparently obvious mental health issues - or at least someone so evidently mentally 'fragile' - was able to acquire a gun in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    I know that there's a thread devoted to the 'gun issue' so I have no wish to re-open that debate here but, speaking as someone who has no experience of living in a society where owning firearms is pretty much par-for-the-course, I have to wonder how it is that a person with apparently obvious mental health issues - or at least someone so evidently mentally 'fragile' - was able to acquire a gun in the first place?
    I'm pretty anti gun but I don't think this issue is about guns, she could have just as easily driven them into a river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    I'm pretty anti gun but I don't think this issue is about guns, she could have just as easily driven them into a river.
    She could indeed - although they may have had more chance of escaping a watery grave as opposed to being shot repeatedly at close-range whilst their mother deliberately re-loaded and fired her weapon several times.

    There are always inumerable ways and means for a person to kill others if that's their intention - I just find myself questioning the logic behind providing such a person with yet another method of doing so. I confess I am not familiar enough with the intricacies of the gun debate to appreciate all the whys and wherefores - but it troubles me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    She could indeed - although they may have had more chance of escaping a watery grave as opposed to being shot repeatedly at close-range whilst their mother deliberately re-loaded and fired her weapon several times.

    There are always inumerable ways and means for a person to kill others if that's their intention - I just find myself questioning the logic behind providing such a person with yet another method of doing so. I confess I am not familiar enough with the intricacies of the gun debate to appreciate all the whys and wherefores - but it troubles me.
    i find myself questioning how any man would f--k this woman. Never mind enough times to produce 4 children. That troubles me.

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    A case of "any port in a storm", it would seem - for both her and the man / men involved in the 'process'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    A case of "any port in a storm", it would seem - for both her and the man / men involved in the 'process'...
    you're likely right. I think any woman who names her child Pebbles should have her tubes tied. Any man who is the father of that child should be fixed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    you're likely right. I think any woman who names her child Pebbles should have her tubes tied. Any man who is the father of that child should be fixed as well.
    I think you're being a bit harsh, Mike - the Flintstones were an ideal family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    I think you're being a bit harsh, Mike - the Flintstones were an ideal family!
    only one child. Why? Wilma got her tubes tied after naming her first child Pebbles. The govt of Bedrock doesn't mess around.

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    A gun is like any other weapon.....a knife, chainsaw, baseball bat, ice pick, etc........it's not dangerous until there's a human hand holding it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar View Post
    A gun is like any other weapon.....a knife, chainsaw, baseball bat, ice pick, etc........it's not dangerous until there's a human hand holding it.....
    Correctamundo!
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    Read this article on a NZ local website last week. Sickened me then, sickens me now. Those poor kids...

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    It seems like Florida is a fucked up state to live in.

 

 

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