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An Oregon mother shot her children, ages 6 and 8, to death before taking their own lives, police said, and court documents show the woman was on trial next month in a harsh and protracted trial. custody battle for his ex-partner.
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The mother who took her own life, Ashley Palmer, 31, had petitioned the court on at least two occasions for full emergency custody of the children, citing the instability of her former partner and a gun in the house, and she said she herself was in financial distress and growing debt, according to court records.
Her ex-partner Jenavie Palmer was supposed to pick up the kids on Tuesday, the day they were found dead, after several weeks without a visit.
A few hours before the apparent murder, Ashley Palmer sent a message to Jenavie Palmer late Monday night with a YouTube link to a music playlist that read “Mothers Children Murder Suicide 2022,” The Oregonian / OregonLive reported.
Jenavie Palmer called the emergency services and the police answered the apartment but she didn’t go in and told her to come back in the morning.
Ashley Palmer’s mother also called the police to ask them to look at her daughter and her grandchildren, Jenavie Palmer told the newspaper.
At around 7:45 am on Tuesday morning, officers and the East County Major Crimes Squad found three people dead in an apartment, the Gresham Police Department said in a news release.
After an investigation and an autopsy, police say it has been determined that Ashley Palmer and the children died of gunshot wounds in a homicide-suicide.
The children were identified by the newspaper as Kayleana Beatrice Palmer, 6, and Xavier Rayvaughn Danger Palmer, 8.
Jenavie Palmer, also identified as Christofer Palmer in court documents, told the paper that the two parents divorced in 2020 and were in a “pretty bad” custody battle.
“We were in the middle of the trial and the kids came and went between our homes,” said Jenavie Palmer, 34, of Portland.
Ashley Palmer faces the prospect of having to share custody of the children, she said.
“They were loved,” Jenavie Palmer said. “They had their whole life ahead of them and were robbed. We will miss you very, very much. “