Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dad in "custody battle" murders mom who successfully hid their 6-month-old daughter in toilet; HIS other daughters from previous relationship were in the home at the time of the murder (Atlanta, Georgia)

I had been aware of this case, but hadn't looked to closely. Sadly, American women and mothers are slaughtered every single day by partners and ex-partners, and it's beyond my capacity to document each one. The only reason the media even took note of this murder is that the mother managed to hide the baby in the toilet--quite literally with her last dying breath-and saved the baby from being shot as well.

But lo and behold, it turns out that this scumbag daddy, ANTONINE DAVIS, was also waging a "custody dispute" against the mother--which is a familiar tactic of violent criminals and abusive fathers.

And guess what? Scumbag daddy also HAD ACCESS TO HIS TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE. Whether it was merely visitation or joint custody hardly matters, because they were unnecessarily exposed to this father's violence. And it was KNOWN that this father that this father had a history of violence. Who gave him access? The family court? What judge? What is the judge's name?

We are so lucky that scumbag daddy didn't decide to blow the little girls away with his assault rifle as well. Nah, he merely traumatized them for life.

If you needed any more proof that violent criminal men are CODDLED by the family courts, that we've been thoroughly brainwashed into believing that every vicious lowlife sperm donor deserves his "rights" to "his kids"--even babies, this is it.


Hero mom 'used her last breath' to save baby daughter by hiding her in the toilet as marine father opened fire shooting her dead

•Police say Antoine Davis, 30, shot his girlfriend Jessica Arrendale, 33, before shooting himself
•Arrendale had barricaded herself in the bathroom after Davis became 'drunk and abusive'
•Davis went to get an assault rifle from his closet
•The couple's five-month-old daughter was found in the toilet bowl and treated for hypothermia
•The two daughters Davis has from a previous marriage were also at home at the time
•Davis's ex-wife, Tamaira Chesley, reports that there was a custody dispute over the five-month-old

By Pete D'amato for MailOnline
Published: 09:09 EST, 20 September 2014 | Updated: 13:58 EST, 22 September 2014

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.

Officers arrived at the home in Smyrna in the early morning hours Sunday, responding to a call that there was someone in the home armed with a gun.

Arrendale's mother, Teresa Ionniello, told WSB Radio that Arrendale and Davis were together the night that Davis became 'belligerently drunk and abusive,' an episode that sadly had happened many times before in their relationship.

Davis chased Arrendale up to the third floor of her home, where Arrendale picked up a baseball bat to defend herself, according to Ionniello, though Davis overpowered her and struck her with the bat.

Arrendale then barricaded herself in the bathroom with their six-month-old, Cobie. Davis went to get his firearm, an assault rifle, from the closet, and it was around this time that police arrived at the home.

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.' She believes that Davis couldn't see the child in the bowl, and left the bathroom to go into his daughter's room, where he shot himself.

In addition to the couple's five-month-old, Fox 5 reports that Davis's two daughters from a previous marriage, ages 9 and 10, were in the home.

Their mother, Tamaira Chesley, described how one daughter later told her that Davis stared at her for a 'very long time' before she asked him, 'Daddy, what are you doing?'

Chesley says Davis then went upstairs with a gun and the daughter heard Arrendale screaming and then a 'boom.'

'I'm not sure where his depression came from,' Chesley says, but says there was a custody battle over the six-month-old girl.

Leslie Tidwell, a friend of Arrendale's, set up a GoFundMe page for her two children, writing on it that 'Jessica was the sole provider for her household.'

Davis and Arrendale's six-month-old is still being treated at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital and plans are for Ionniello to take custody of her.