A mother from the United States of America shot dead her 5 kids and set the entire house on fire because she was reportedly upset that her husband was working away from their house.
5 children were found dead after a West Virginia house fire last month, where it was later revealed that the kids were shot dead by their own mother, who then took her own life.
She drew a red line on her face and wrote a confession, where she said she was not strong enough to defeat her demons.
The details of the horrible event were revealed by Bruce Sloan, the County Sheriff of Greenbrier County.
According to reports, the incident happened on December 8, 2020.
25-year-old Oreanna Myers shot her 3 sons an 2 stepchildren from her husband’s previous marriage inside their house near Williamsburg.
Authorities identified the kids as Shaun Dawson Bumgarner, 7, Riley James Bumgarner, 6, Kian Myers, 4, Aarikyle Nova Myers, 3 and Haiken Jirachi Myers, age 1.
Myers was reportedly upset that her husband was staying with their relatives during work week for logistical reasons instead of coming home.
The bodies of the kids were found with shotgun wounds to the head.
Myers was found outside near a picnic table.
The shotgun that was used in the murders of the kids was found lying next to the mother.
Myers was found with a coat with a hood that had a red line drawn across her face from ear to ear.
Authorities were called to the scene after emergency dispatch got a 911 call about a hosue fire on Flynns Creek Road.
When firefighters arrived on the scene just before 4pm, they found the entire house on fire.
The house was built in 1888 and had a value of $126,000.
40 minutes after, the body of Myers was found outside.
4 children were inside the house and the body of the last one was recovered 4 days later under the debris.
Brian Bumgarner, the husband of Myers’ stayed with their relatives because of work due to transportation issues.
Text messages between the husband and wife showed that the absence caused a tremendous fight between the 2.
On December 6, 2020, the woman got more angry because the husband left the house after dropping off groceries for his family.
A text of Myers was also shared with the public. It said:
You’ll have nothing to come back to but to corpse [sic]. No one cares why should I? Money will come and go, once I go there’s no replacing me. I beg and cry for help but never get it. It’s my mental health that needs tending to–help me– I do not care anymore.
Sloan, the husband, said he has no idea if his wife was under treatment for any mental illness when she did the horrible acts.
However, in notes that were left, there were some indication that suggested something was wrong with the wife.
In a number of notes that she left before carrying out the murder-suicide and setting the house on fire, Myers complained abut the lack of treatment for her mental illness.
In one note, she said:
This is no one’s fault but my own. My demons won over me. Sorry, I wasn’t strong enough.
On the day of the shootings, Myers left a note inside the car.
She said in the note:
I’m so sorry Brian. I was not strong enough for you or this family. My head is so (expletive). I’m sorry for my evil crime. I was not strong enough to fight these demons, Snap. Crunch, Boom. So depressed. Heart numb. Soul completely shattered. I am sorry I failed you. I am sorry I failed our handsome boys. I am so sorry I was not strong enough. OAM.
That’s not the only notes that were found at the scene.
The sheriff said that the woman also placed 3 notes inside a plastic bag and taped them to a side-view mirror on the vehicle of the family.
Phone numbers to reach relatives, a will, and a confession were also found.
In another note, she said:
I had shot all of the boys in the head. I had set house on fire. I had shot myself in the head. I’m sorry. Mental health is serious. I hope one day someone will help others like me. Mental health is not to joke about or taken lightly. When someone begs, pleads, cries out for help, please help them. You just might save a life or more lives. Thank you, OAM.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, may their souls rest in peace.