Details of Kenyan Woman Shot Dead by Husband in Louisville, Kentucky
A Kenyan woman Mary Njoki Muchemi Stanton and her two children have been killed by her husband Gary Stanton in Louisville, Kentucky, United States in what police suspect to be murder-suicide.
Several media reports indicated that Gary Stanton, 60, shot to death his wife Mary Njoki Muchemi Stanton, 49, and daughters Andrianna Stanton, 17 and Brianna Stanton, 11 inside their house in the Valley Station neighborhood.
Initial reports from Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) show that it appeared Mr Stanton was the aggressor, shooting his wife and daughters dead, before turning the gun on himself.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Mary and Andrianna were shot multiple times and Brianna was shot once. Mary was shot six days after the family celebrated her birthday.
Mr Stanton died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the coroner added.
“We feel pretty confident that the incident is going to be a murder-suicide situation where the adult male was the primary aggressor who shot the three females,” LMPD Maj. Micah Scheu said on Saturday.
He added: “Any time lives are lost, anytime there’s juveniles involved obviously it’s very difficult. Many of our officers are fathers and mothers as well. It’s difficult to see anything like this.”
According to Whas11, an affiliate of ABC, the Stanton’s was ‘a normal traditional family within the neighborhood.’
Life Church Louisville Lead pastor Patrick Bissig told Whas11 that his church had interacted with the family multiple times before, but they were never close.
“We saw them on holidays: Christmas, New Year’s, Easter. From the outside looking in, it looked like your traditional happy family,” he added.
Gray Stanton, 60 killed his entire family by shooting them dead and then went on to take his own life. He allegedly shot Mary Njoki Muchemi Stanton, 49, and daughters Andrianna Stanton, 17 as well as Brianna Stanton, 11 inside their home.
Back at home, condolences have started pouring in for Njoki and her family with the brother being among the first to confirm the deaths.
According to the police, they were called to the house at around 9:30 a.m, on a report of a shooting with several victims.
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Red Flag that would have saved Mary Njoki Muchemi and her two Daughters
Njoki Muchemi and her two children’s lives would have been saved had someone acted on the missed red flag concerning her husband’s mental well-being.
Ms Mucheni and her two daughters were killed on Saturday by her husband in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, in what police suspect to be murder-suicide.
Several media reports indicated that Gary Stanton, 60, shot dead his wife Mary Njoki Muchemi Stanton, 49, and daughters Andrianna Stanton, 17, and Brianna Stanton, 11, in their house in the Valley Station neighbourhood.
Going by his recent posts on social media, it appears Mr Stanton was undergoing hours of mental health illnesses and one of his last posts on Facebook showed how dire the situation was for him.
On November 22, the deceased husband and father posted that he would no longer follow his doctor’s prescriptions adding they were not helping him.
“Therapists tell me I can work through, but the medication is not working. I hate the way I am feeling inside. Mental health is grabbing a strong hold on me. I hate what I am feeling” he said on November 22.
However, the feelings of the illness must have dissipated because just six days before the gruesome murder of his family and alleged suicide, Mr Stanton appeared happy and even celebrated his wife’s birthday.
“Happy birthday to my wife, the love of my life,” he posted.
However, come Saturday morning, the worst happened, and the entire Stanton family was no more in the quiet neighbourhood of Valley Station in Louisville where locals are busy preparing for the coming Christmas holidays.
Details of Kenyan woman shot dead by husband in Louisville, Kentucky