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Florida mom killed 4 kids, then herself, deputies say

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 03:37 p.m. HST, May 15, 2012


PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. >> More than a month before a Florida mother fatally shot her four children and then herself, authorities were called to the woman's home because of fights and allegations of inadequate supervision.

Dispatch records released Tuesday show that authorities responded to Tonya Thomas' house on three successive days in April.

In the first visit, on Easter Sunday, Thomas reported that her son had thrown a bicycle through a window at the house. The next day, Thomas called to report that her son had kicked and punched her when she tried to wake him up for school. The following day, child welfare investigators visited the house to look into allegations of inadequate supervision of the children.

Deputies say Thomas fatally shot her four children at their Port St. John home on Tuesday morning.






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