Mother who shot, killed children in NJ dies after turning gun on herself

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TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two, before turning the gun on herself has died from her injuries.

State police say 44-year-old Jeannine LePage died Sunday morning, three days after the shootings occurred at a home in Tabernacle.

Authorities say LePage used a handgun that had been purchased legally and was in the family for decades. They say she used a pillow to muffle any noise so five other relatives who lived in the home wouldn't hear what was happening.

Authorities have not said what may have prompted LePage to shoot her children.

Fourteen-year-old Nicholas Harriman and 8-year-old Nadia were killed. Their 11-year-old brother, Alexander, was wounded and remains hospitalized in "extremely critical condition."


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