Lashanda Armstrong

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Dad Sues for $80M in Drowning of 3 Kids

He blames city, county for ex-girlfriend's suicide drive into Hudson

(Newser) - The sad story of a New York mother who committed suicide by driving into the Hudson River in April, drowning three of her four young children, now has a hefty lawsuit attached. The kids' biological father is suing the city of Newburgh and Orange County for a total of $80... More »

Suicide Mom Updated Facebook Before Plunge

'This is it,' Lashanda Armstrong typed on BlackBerry

(Newser) - Just before her death, a mother who drowned herself and her children used her BlackBerry to update her Facebook status. It read: “I'm sorry everyone forgive me please for what I'm gonna do…This is it!!!" Less than half an hour later, Lashanda Armstrong drove off... More »

Suicide Mom to Kids: You're All Dying With Me

'I've made a mistake,' she says seconds before drowning

(Newser) - "If I'm going to die, you're all going to die with me," a distraught mom told her four children before plunging her minivan into the Hudson River. But seconds before Lashanda Armstrong drowned with her three youngest kids, she told 10-year-old son Lashaun: "I've made a mistake.... More »

Boy, 10, Escaped Hudson Mom's Van by Window

Mother drove minivan into Hudson River, killing herself, 3 kids

(Newser) - Tough new details are emerging in the story of the 25-year-old mother who killed herself and three of her children by driving a minivan into the Hudson River . It turns out that the lone survivor, 10-year-old Lashaun Armstrong, escaped by opening a power window and climbing out after his mother... More »

NY Mom Drowns Self, 3 Kids After Domestic Fight

Police say 4th child released before woman drove into Hudson River

(Newser) - The bodies of a New York woman and her three young children were pulled from the Hudson River last night after what police believe was a murder-suicide sparked by a domestic dispute. The mother drove her minivan and the children—two boys, ages 5 and 2, and an 11-month-old girl—... More »

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