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Mother hangs three daughters, self; infant survives

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Write-brained, May 29, 2007.

  1. Beyond words ...

    WTF is wrong with people, especially these fucked up moms in Texas?

    HUDSON OAKS, Texas (AP) - Inside her rural, locked home, Gilberta Estrada apparently fashioned nooses for each of her four young children using clothing and sashes.

    Then, after each of them was dangling, authorities believe she made one for herself, leaned in, buckled her knees and died.

    Her panicked sister, Alejandra Estrada, discovered the bodies Tuesday after she forced her way into the trailer home when the woman's boss called to say she hadn't shown up for work. Pulling back a sheet covering a large closet, she saw the mother and three of the children dead.

    The only survivor was an 8-month-old baby, saved by her aunt when she made a noise in her tiny noose, made out of the arm of a sweater. She called 911 and said through sobs that the baby was dying _ then called back twice more to tell the ambulance to hurry, according to a tape of the calls.

    The infant, Evelyn Frayre, was listed in good condition Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital, Fowler said.

    "It's horrendous; that's all I can say," said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

    Police investigating the deaths at the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth, said the hangings appeared to be a murder-suicide because the trailer's doors were locked from the inside and a relative said the woman had been depressed. She also was separated from the father of some the children.

    The timeline of the deaths wasn't certain; the 25-year-old mother and her girls were last seen alive Monday evening. Authorities also were trying to determine what caused her actions.

    Authorities did not immediately identify the other children, but Fowler said they were apparently ages 5, 3 and 2.

    Filly Echeverria, who said she was the children's godmother, identified the dead as Maria Teresa Estrada, Janet Frayre and Magaly Frayre.

    The sheriff said Estrada had won a temporary restraining order in August against Gregorio Frayre Rodriguez, who was believed to be the father of the infant and some of the other children, after an attack on Estrada.

    The sheriff said the couple had stopped living together in February. Tuesday was the first emergency police call to Estrada's trailer, and authorities said there was no evidence that Frayre abused the girls.

    A telephone listing for Frayre, 38, could not immediately be located.

    Estrada's trailer was dilapidated, with the brown and white paint peeling off. Cactus plants and a rose bush decorated the front. Toys and a bicycle littered the back yard.

    Trailer park residents milled about Tuesday on their porches, some talking softly.

    "I just got a big kick out of watching the kids play over there on her porch, and today it's sad, very sad," neighbor Joyce Harris said.

    Texas has seen a number of child killings by mothers in recent years.

    Less than five years earlier, another Hudson Oaks family was torn apart when Dee Etta Perez, 39, shot her three children, ages 4, 9 and 10, before killing herself.

    Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the family's Houston bathtub in 2001. In 2003, Deanna Laney beat her two young sons to death with stones in East Texas, and Lisa Ann Diaz drowned her daughters in a Plano bathtub. Dena Schlosser fatally severed her 10-month-old daughter's arms with a kitchen knife in 2004.

    All four of those women were found innocent by reason of insanity. Yates initially was convicted of capital murder, but that verdict was overturned on appeal.
  2. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    This is horribly sad. I know that doesn't add much to the discussion, but damn.
  3. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Ban ropes
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    At least that baby has a shot at a better life than what it likely would have had with her as a mother.
  5. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    There's a special corner of hell reserved for this twat.
  6. I guess the other upshot is the mom killed herself. In SC we still have to put up with the occasional stories about Susan Smith (the woman who drowned her two boys in a lake and blamed it on a black guy) sleeping with guards and running personal ads from prison.

    I never understood murder suicides. Just off yourself if you're so fucking miserable ...
  7. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Jesus on the Throne this world is F-ed up beyond words.

    And zag...oh never mind.
  8. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    No, zag what does ban ropes mean? If you're trying to be sarcastic, make a point, you aren't. You're just being typical. I'll bet your freakin' treat to work with.
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Soon some will say ropes don't kill people, people kill people or something like that......
  10. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Yeah okay go with that.
  11. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Read the fucking lead and get back to us.
  12. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    So, you read this story and that's the best you could come up with?

    What an absolute dipshit you are.

    I will never, ever understand people like you. You sign up on a message board, create an anonymous identity and spend day after day pissing people off. You say incredibly moronic, racist, insensitive things -- none of which you'd ever say out loud in a public setting -- for no other reason than to piss people off. You make an absolute ass of yourself over and over again, and for what? Because it makes you feel a little more macho to know that you can create an confrontation between two anonymous people?

    That's a helluva way to spend your days.
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