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Colorado mom drugged and killed 2 children: Police

December 26, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Colorado mom drugged and killed 2 children: Police

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A mother in Colorado drugged her two children with painkillers before shooting them and turning the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide.

Jennifer Marie Laber, 38, died from a self-inflicted gunshot to her head and both of her two sons, 3-year-old Adam and 5-year-old Ethan, were shot in the neck.

Their remains were discovered on November 30th in a minivan that was in the parking lot of a Sports Authority. Autopsies conducted on the two children revealed that they both had evidence of oxycodone and oxymorphone in their systems when they were killed.

Jennifer Marie Laber and her sons Adam and Ethan are seen in this Douglas County Sheriff’s Office image from a surveillance camera at the Bear Canyon Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, U.S. on November 29, 2016. Courtesy Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS

Diphenhydramine, which is usually used in Benadryl, was also detected.

Their mother showed evidence of antidepressants bupropion and desmethyl venlafaxine in her system. Colorado authorities found the little boys dead in their car seats, the autopsy report revealed.

According to The Denver Post, It was learned that Laber had purchased a handgun hours before she brutally murdered her sons and then killed herself. At the time, law enforcement officials said that a recently-bought 9mm Glock handgun was discovered inside of the vehicle.

Laber completed a required background check when she lawfully purchased a new firearm from an undisclosed dealer approximately one hour before she picked up her sons from school.

Jennifer Laber, Adam Laber, and Ethan Laber

The 38-year-old disappeared with her kids after pulling the oldest boy out of his kindergarten class early.

Her husband Ryan reported the three missing that night after she didn’t come home.

Police issued a missing person signal along with pictures of the trio and a description of her Chrysler minivan. They also released a still photo taken from a school surveillance camera that showed the mother leaving the school with her children.

Officers indicated that at the time they did not think an amber alert was needed, maintaining that there were no signs that they might be at risk while in their mother’s care.

The next morning, a passerby contacted authorities after seeing a minivan parked at a loading dock outside a closed Sports Authority, seven miles from the school, that resembled the description of the missing vehicle.

When officers searched the minivan, the bodies were discovered.

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