Police are combing through video footage of a woman who recorded herself smoking methamphetamine before shooting her two young children, their father, a cousin and herself, seeking clues into a weekend tragedy that unfolded in California’s Central Valley. The apparent murder-suicide by Aide Mendez, 23, began Sunday morning when she argued with Eduardo Lopez, the father of her two children. Authorities say that at some point that morning, she used her iPad to record herself and her boyfriend’s cousin taking drugs. After neighbors called police to report trouble, officers arrived to find Lopez outside the apartment complex with knife and gunshot wounds, said Lt. Mark Salazar, a police homicide commander. They heard a muffled shot from the first-floor apartment and discovered Mendez had killed herself, the cousin, 27-year-old Paul Medina, as well as her two children, 17-month-old Aliyah Echeverria and Isaiah Echeverria, 3.
Still think drugs like meth should be legalized? If you do, you’re a fool. What insanity it is to make illicit drugs a part of your life. What hatred you must have for your existence.
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