Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"JUPITER, FL — A Florida woman killed her former domestic partner's 2-year-old daughter in a botched double murder/suicide, authorities said.
"Kimberly Lucas, 40, also attempted to kill Elliana Lucas-Jamason's 10-year-old brother before trying to take her own life, the Jupiter Police Department said.
"Little Elliana was found in the bathtub of her Jupiter home on Monday and was later pronounced dead at Jupiter Medical Center.
"Elliana's older brother and suspect Kimberly Lucas, 40, were also found in the home and taken to the hospital, cops said. Police are not identifying Elliana's brother or her mother.
"Kimberly Lucas with Elliana Lucas-Jamason, the daughter of Lucas' former domestic partner. Lucas is accused of killing Elliana on Memorial Day. Jacquelyn Jamason via Facebook Kimberly Lucas with Elliana Lucas-Jamason, the daughter of Lucas' former domestic partner. Lucas is accused of killing Elliana on Memorial Day.
"The boy called 911 and had heroically tried to revive his sister using CPR.
"`I think he's the bravest person I ever met,` Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow said at a press conference on Tuesday.
"Lucas, in custody at the hospital, will be charged with homicide and the attempted murder of Elliana's brother sometime on Tuesday, according to the police chief. Lucas may be in critical condition, according to reports.
"`It appears at this time that this incident is domestic related and that the suspect did intend to take her own life after commiting these crimes,` Kitzerow said."
From the NY Daily News...