Au­thor­i­ties: Mother killed daugh­ters, her­self

The Washington Times Daily - - Nation -

BALL­WIN | The fa­tal shoot­ing of a woman and her three young daugh­ters at a Mis­souri re­sort has been ruled a mur­der-sui­cide.

Chris­tine Adewunmi, 37, and her daugh­ters Lau­ren, 8, Sa­man­tha, 6, and Kate, 3, were dis­cov­ered Satur­day af­ter­noon on a gravel road at the Blue Springs Ranch & Re­sort near Bour­bon, Mo., about 80 miles south­west of St. Louis.

Craw­ford County Sher­iff Randy Martin told the St. Louis Post-dis­patch on Mon­day that the mother killed her daugh­ters and then turned the gun on her­self.

Neigh­bors of the Adewunmi fam­ily in the St. Louis County town of Ball­win de­scribed Chris­tine Adewunmi as an at­ten­tive mother whose life re­volved around her girls. funds.

“The money will main­tain a sta­tus quo . . . and the same thing with the real es­tate,” Mr. Reddington said. “It’s not go­ing any­where, I as­sure the court of that.”

U.S. Dis­trict Court Judge Dou­glas P. Wood­lock did not im­me­di­ately rule on the re­quest.

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