Gruesome murder scene reveals 2-month-old baby alive in her dead mother's arms
A guy went to pick up his dog Friday at a rural house in the middle of nowhere in Holbrook, Idaho, and was surprised to see a little girl sitting by herself on the steps to the entrance of the house. I'm sure nothing prepared him for what he found once he went inside: three people had been shot dead--including the mom of the toddler who was apparently killed while holding her other child, a 2-month-old baby, who was still alive.
The victims have been identified as Brent Christensen, his son Trent Christensen, and his girlfriend Yavette Chivon Carter--the mother of the two children. Inside the home, police also found $95,000 worth of marijuana and more than 50 chained pit bulls apparently used for a dog fighting ring.
Investigators have ruled out a murder-suicide and instead are looking for a suspect they believe knew the three adults. Apparently he was last seen in the area the evening of the murders driving a red semi-truck.
I can't even begin to imagine what the 2-year-old girl must have gone through when she realized something bad happened to her mommy and the two other adults who probably took care of her too. Since police think the murders took place Thursday evening and she wasn't discovered until Friday, that poor little girl spent the night all by herself--probably listening to her baby sister crying--with three dead people around her and had no idea what to do.
Police believe Yavette, the girls' mom, probably grabbed her baby to protect her from the shooter, who obviously couldn't care less and went ahead and shot Yavette while she was holding her baby anyway. There are a lot of evil people in the world, but you have to be a special kind of wicked to shoot a mother while she's carrying her infant.
In the end, I guess people will never understand that if they're involved in any type of criminal activity they are putting their lives and those of their loved ones on the line.
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