Sound-Off: Newburgh Mom Murder-Suicide is a Warning

The small city of Newburgh, New York is coming to terms with an unspeakable tragedy: a young mother drove her four children into the Hudson River in a shocking murder-suicide this Tuesday night. Lashanda Armstrong's 10-year-old son La'Shaun was the only survivor; the boy was able to roll down the minivan's power window and swim to safety. According to the New York Times, he told investigators that his mother had grabbed him, along with his siblings (aged 5, 2 and 11 months) as the vehicle began to sink and said "If I'm going to die, you're going to die with me." He also said that his mother shortly thereafter had a change of heart and attempted to reverse the car. By then, it was too late...


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