Mother Saves Her Baby by Hiding Her in The Toilet Before Husband Shoots Her

Date: 22-09-2014 10:20 am (9 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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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 (right), 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, said 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.

                                                Davis's ex-wife Tamaira Chesley and Davis
Reports said 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.

                                                              Cobie Davis was just six-months-old at the time of the killings
In addition to the couple's five-month-old,  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. 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.

                                                 Arrendale pictured centre


Posted: at 22-09-2014 10:20 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Wysetots at 22-09-2014 10:30 AM (9 years ago)
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Na waa ooooo
Posted: at 22-09-2014 10:30 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- bankadetoun at 22-09-2014 10:53 AM (9 years ago)
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Hmmmmm
Posted: at 22-09-2014 10:53 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- daveobahon at 22-09-2014 11:14 AM (9 years ago)
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Chai
Posted: at 22-09-2014 11:14 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 22-09-2014 11:44 AM (9 years ago)
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nicely done
Posted: at 22-09-2014 11:44 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 22-09-2014 12:18 PM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked
Posted: at 22-09-2014 12:18 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- mary11 at 22-09-2014 12:19 PM (9 years ago)
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Rip brave mother

Posted: at 22-09-2014 12:19 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Ken1230 at 22-09-2014 12:56 PM (9 years ago)
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The South Africa guy is walking free after committing the same offence
Posted: at 22-09-2014 12:56 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 22-09-2014 01:39 PM (9 years ago)
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i pity the poor child

Posted: at 22-09-2014 01:39 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Trueyarn at 22-09-2014 02:29 PM (9 years ago)
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Ehya,mama's love
Posted: at 22-09-2014 02:29 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- cocoeni at 22-09-2014 03:04 PM (9 years ago)
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 Different Things dey happen  for dis world Sha
Posted: at 22-09-2014 03:04 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- rejoiceJ at 22-09-2014 05:00 PM (9 years ago)
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RIP
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- beneno at 22-09-2014 06:07 PM (9 years ago)
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RIP  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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- Ritabrenice at 22-09-2014 06:45 PM (9 years ago)
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See fine baby
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- Larry28 at 22-09-2014 09:14 PM (9 years ago)
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Rip
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- chicco77 at 22-09-2014 11:27 PM (9 years ago)
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RIP
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- elchymo at 23-09-2014 03:00 PM (9 years ago)
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- elchymo at 25-08-2015 02:09 AM (8 years ago)
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RIP
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