A DAD allegedly killed his mom-in-law, ex-wife, and himself in a murder-suicide after his divorce – leaving their two kids orphaned.
Daniel Dewitt, 32, has been accused of fatally shooting his 31-year-old ex-wife Amanda and Amanda’s 61-year-old mom Debra Allen in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to KARK.
The Wednesday shooting also left Daniel Dewitt dead after he turned the gun on himself Credit: Facebook
3 The couple’s two children – ages 9 and 2 – were reportedly home during the fatal shooting Credit: Google Maps
The Wednesday shooting also left Daniel dead after he turned the gun on himself.
The apparent murder-suicide took place just two days after a judge granted Daniel and Amanda a divorce – a decision which left their two children in their mom’s custody.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the double murder-suicide.
Lt. Robert Garrett said police were called to Amanda’s home after receiving a disturbance call.
“She can be heard screaming on the phone and the male subject can also be heard screaming,” he said.
“By the time our units arrived they found two persons deceased outside then once they went inside, they also found the woman’s mother also deceased.
3 The apparent murder-suicide took place just two days after a judge granted Daniel, pictured, and Amanda a divorce Credit: Facebook
According to Garret, the couple’s two children – ages 9 and 2 – were home during the shooting and neighbors claim to have witnessed the murder-suicide.
Court records, obtained by
Arkansas Online, revealed Daniel filed for divorce back in April.
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Amanda filed for an order of protection approximately three months later “citing 26 incidents of harassment, failure to exchange possession of the children according to custody rulings, taking his children from her possession without her knowledge and an alleged attempted break-in,” the news outlet reported.
The request was later dropped.
On September 11, Amanda and Daniel were granted temporary joint legal custody.