New Jersey mother dies days after
shooting her children, police say
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[November 24, 2014]
(Reuters) - A New Jersey mother who
shot and killed two of her children and critically wounded a third
before turning the gun on herself died on Sunday, three days after the
shootings, state police said.
Jeaninne LePage, 44, had been hospitalized in critical condition
at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey since the
Thursday morning shootings at a home in Tabernacle, New Jersey.
State police said Sunday she had died, but gave no further details.
Her 11-year-old son, Alexander Harriman, remains in treatment at the
same hospital, officials said.
LePage used a pillow to conceal the sounds of gunshots when she
killed 8-year-old Nadia Harriman and 14-year-old Nicholas Harriman,
The shootings took place in an upstairs bedroom, where all four
victims were found in the same bed, police said. A revolver that was
kept in the house and may have belonged to a long-dead relative was
found near LePage's body.
Nine people including other school-aged children lived at the home,
and use of the pillow may explain how the shooting could have
occurred without being heard by members of LePage's extended family.
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The home is a large single-family residence in a wooded area of the
quiet neighborhood nestled in New Jersey's rural Pine Barrens, about
25 miles (40 km) east of Philadelphia.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Seattle; Editing by Peter Graff)
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