This is a sad story but this mom will always be remembered as a hero. She protected her baby to the point of sacrificing her own life for her. Check it out…
Jessica Arrendale, 33, had suffered through several episodes of abuse from her boyfriend, former Marine and Iraqi vet Antoine Davis, 30. But they shared a baby together, a six-month-old girl, Cobie, and Arrendale’s mother said Jessica was never able to turn Davis away.
The cycle of abuse became fatal on Saturday night, according to WSB Radio. Arrendale and Davis had gone out for the evening, and he had become belligerently drunk and abusive.
Davis chased Arrendale up the stairs of her three-story townhome in the Oakdale Bluffs subdivision sometime around midnight, she said.
Arrendale tried to defend herself with a baseball bat, but she was overpowered by the former serviceman, who struck her several times with the bat, [Arrendale’s mother, Teresa] Ionniello said.
With her body covering Cobie, police speculate that Davis could not see the baby. He then went into the baby’s room and shot himself.
Not knowing that both Arrendale and Davis were dead, the SWAT team and police were taking extra precautions to not escalate the situation. They did not enter the building until 13 hours after the murder-suicide.
The baby remained in the toilet, covered by her mother’s body, for 13-hours before officers finally stormed the townhouse and rescued her. She was cradled in the arms of an officer who rushed her outside to a waiting ambulance.
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