A 16 year old girl and a 13 year old boy are shot and killed after talking back to their 50 year old new mom. The mom didn’t deny the shooting and killing of these two children.
The mom was already confronted once by police a few months earlier when they went to her residence for an abuse call. A New York Criminal Defender said the mom would slap her children in the face for talking back. The police couldn’t really do anything at that time for lack of evidence. A police spokeswoman said that this seemed like a normal incident of high tension between a frustrated mom and teenage children. The police didn’t think this woman would eventually shoot her children. Domestic Violence is not uncommon in Long Island and Staten Island.
The daughter had been going to a school counselor because of her own lashing out at her mom. She regretted how bad she had talked to and treated her mother. The counselor did say that she was told the mom would sometimes slap the children in the face for talking back. This really frustrated the teen girl who was used to being grounded for discipline and not hit. The counselor told the teen that a mother should not be slapping anybody in the face.