Woman opens up about murder of her children on Facebook live


A woman opened up on Facebook Live after she was the sole survivor of an attack in Texas where her ex-husband shot and killed their three children, her boyfriend, and himself.

The woman, Amanda Simpson, spoke into the camera while sitting in a hospital bed, recovering from a wound she suffered during the attack.

According to CBS News, her ex-husband, Justin Painter, walked into a home in Northern Texas and shot Simpson, their three children, and her boyfriend before killing himself.

In the video, Simpson says she warned a judge during her divorce from her ex-husband that he was “mentally unstable.” She also breaks down talking about making funeral arrangements for her loved ones.

“I just want to say that I’m extremely mad at the judge that did our divorce… I made it very clear to the judge that he was mentally unstable,” she says in the video. “And they didn’t listen. So now, I don’t have my babies.”

In the video, she says she had a recent conversation with Painter where she told him she did not want to restart their relationship.

She adds later in the Facebook video: “I’ve relived it over and over, and every time I close my eyes I see my babies. I see them dead.”

The video elicited an outpouring of support and condolences from Facebook users.

H/T BuzzFeed News

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).