Ontario mother kills 11-year-old son with a hammer before taking her own life
A mother facing eviction used a hammer to bludgeon her 11-year-old son to death before committing suicide by slitting her throat Friday night, San Bernardino County authorities said.
The bodies of Eddie Lopez and his 41-year-old mother Libia Lopez were found inside an Ontario shed by police around 8 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing a dead woman, coroner’s officials said.
The boy was beaten with a hammer and the mother cut her throat after failing to overdose on anti-depressants, investigators said.
A motive has yet to be determined, but police noted that the woman and her son were both facing eviction.
-- Nate Jackson