Mother shoots her 9-year-old daughter and drowns her 2-year-old daughter: tragedy in Missouri


By John

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on charges of killing her two children after she came to police in Festus, Missouri yesterday afternoon and confessed to shooting her 9-year-old daughter and having drowned the son of two.

“This is a tragedy for our community,” Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said after the confession of the woman, Ashley Parmeley. The child was found in the woman's car outside the Festus Police Department.

When Parmeley arrived at the police station, according to the sheriff, her clothes were wet: he said that an accident had occurred at the Timber Creek Resort, south of the town, where the drowned child was later found. The causes of the murders are not yet clear.