Someone got to this blog by simply googling “disabled daughter” and I wanted to see what came up. One of the first links was this news article … here it is in full:
Mother Kills Disabled Daughter, Self
Deaths Occur At Oakland Nursing Home
POSTED: 1:54 pm PDT September 14, 2009
OAKLAND, Calif. — A mother shot and killed her disabled daughter before taking her own life at an Oakland nursing home, police said.
Oakland Police Sgt. Jim Rullamas said 64-year-old Diana Marie Harden of Livermore fatally shot her daughter, 43-year-old Yvette Harden, in her room at the Oakland Springs Health Center shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday.
Rullamas said the mother visited her daughter at least twice a week and had called staff before coming Sunday evening. She apparently brought a revolver into her daughter’s room inside a handbag.
Yvette Harden had been living at the facility for six years after suffering serious brain damage from a 1994 car accident that also left her partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
Police said they don’t know a motive for the killing.
They have no clue what the motive is? Claire, would you like to call Offiicer Dumbass or should we let The Keeper have a word with him?