Mayra Nunez allegedly kills two of her kids, wounds third, then commits suicide (60-61)

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Pics, video below.
Photos of 23-year-old Globeville resident Mayra Nunez and her kids -- daughters Nivek, six, and Isabella, three, and son Eric, two -- depict a happy young family. But from this point forward, they'll likely trigger more sadness than joy in friends and loved ones. That's because Denver police believe Nunez shot all three of her offspring before turning the gun on herself. She's dead, as are Nivek and Eric, and Isabella is clinging to life at this writing. Photos, videos and heart-rending details below.

At this point, plenty of questions remain unanswered -- but here's what we know.

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Mayra Nunez with Nivek, Eric and Isabella.
9News quotes Tony Nunez, Mayra's brother, as saying Mayra and husband Ricky Perez "were having a little argument" on Tuesday evening. The fight was apparently serious enough that Perez decided to spend the night at a friend's place rather than his own -- something he relayed to Tony in a phone call.

After the spat, Tony called his sister to check on her. "I told her, 'You want me to go get you?'" he revealed. Her reply, he said, was "No, no, we're fine. Just a married couple thing."

At some point afterward, however, it became infinitely more than that.

At 7 a.m. yesterday morning, Ricky returned to his home, near East 49th Avenue and Pearl Street in Globeville -- and the scene he found was described as "horrific." He subsequently phoned Tony and conveyed what had taken place in four simple, straight-forward, earth-shattering words: "She shot the kids."

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Another look at Eric, Isabella and Nivek.
The emotions this discovery unleashed are conveyed in police recordings obtained by the station.

"A father is hysterical, crying, but he says the 2-year-old is still breathing," a dispatcher is quoted as saying. "[It] sounds like it's a mom that shot a couple of her kids and possibly herself. Police are pulling up on scene now."

Nivek and Eric were reportedly already dead by the time help arrived. But, the dispatcher later noted, "One child is crying and breathing. Possibly shot in the head."

Continue for more about the deaths in Globeville, including three videos.


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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

23,  W/ three children ....

I'm 44 & still waiting on my 1st .

It MUST have been a chaotic circus most of the time . Add being drug away from family in Texas to a city where she only just began making new friends . I'm sure there WAS tension . This is a no-brainer really . Rather than shooting the 'source' of her misery, SHE MURDERS INNOCENT CHILDREN !!! 

Fuck that murdering (C) word !!!

 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

It's REoccurring catastrophes such as this, that REconfirm my disbelief in a 'god' .....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

NRA's solution = Armed Guards in Every Bedroom


Monkey
Monkey

All I see is three videos of concealed carry permit applicants being told they have to wait due to high demand. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

More American Gun MADNESS!


bsmmmanagement
bsmmmanagement

Horrible situation. Really weak agenda based stuff  though. This is bad is several ways. Thoughts to the kids though.

Matt Gunderson
Matt Gunderson

In other news a woman has killed her children with a knife, which the family is said to have kept to "spread penut butter"

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

@Jack you have obvioulsy never been to Globeville, anyone with any sense living in Globeville has a gun for "protection" Jack instead of name calling and berating people you might want to post an actual logical intelligent argument.

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

Festus thinks he's funny. How cute. I guess telling the TRUTH in media is deemed "too politically incorrect" for the likes of butthurt wing nuts like Festus here, who would be the only ones to take a mere headline and interpret in such a way that somehow their precious penile extensions are threatened.

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

I'm sure if she didn't have a gun all would have been fine. just like all the women that drown thier kids or gas them or any other way that women kill their kids without guns. @Jack Yes, jack pointing out the complete bias in Westwords reporting is such a political statement. It is only obvious to anyone with a brain. Then again Jack is a liberal so that takes care of the brain part.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

By the way I took 10 of your papers yesterday and threw them in the trash where they belong. Are you going to write an article about me? Are you going to have me investigated for a crime? Or do you just do that when you can get a story out of it? Do you only write stories to push you liberal agenda? If you want to have me charged for taking more than one paper please let me know and I will turn myself in.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Mayra Nuñez

you could at least spell her name correctly

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

Well, Chelly, that just shows where the priorities of these whiners truly lie...sure as hell isn't with the victims.

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

It's quite telling how the butthurt gun nuts -- and their apologists -- crow about a headline being subtlely "political." Yet, all the while, these very same folks are "quick to the draw" to score their own political points when it comes to stories involving the homeless, the working poor, minorities, etc. etc. under any other circumstances. Take, for instance, Chris Festus's latest quip.

Jacob Ryan
Jacob Ryan

Ya we should probably be worried about the obvious DEAD KIDS. Can we have a heart before we get all political?

Chelly Serna
Chelly Serna

I love how more people are upset over the headline for a story and not the content. A woman kills her two children and critically injures her youngest, but most people are bitching about how the headline is politically incorrect. Grow up.

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

It looks likes all the comments before me say it all. Westword good for building fires, bird cages, homeless blankets and free toliet paper. I haven't even looked but I bet the article was writtien by the great Patti.

Denisse Lomas
Denisse Lomas

Dumb crazy bitch her angels r going to heaven but hope she burns in hell

David Smith
David Smith

For all those in the press who want me to give up my 2nd amendment rights, What part of the 1st amendment are you willing to give up?

Ryan Lusby
Ryan Lusby

Stick to weed and prostitute ads. Let NBC report the anti-gun propaganda!

Paka Dunyon
Paka Dunyon

Ignoring facts like people do use firearms for protection. Ignoring the fact that the guns targeted by these stupid proposed gun laws are 'scary' looking guns that are used in .05 percent of shootings. Ignoring the fact that in these guns don't shoot them selves, they are used by fucked up people, fucked up people that are usually heavily medicated. Yea, it's gun owners that ignore facts.

Jeff Lignon
Jeff Lignon

The fact you're still in business speaks volumes about our braindead, puppet-fed society. Have a nice day.

Charlie Whiskey
Charlie Whiskey

Ignoring facts so that you can continue to promote your agenda is better? ('Your' being the offended commenters)

Mark Ewell
Mark Ewell

Westword, joining the media on the graves of children to score political points since 1977.

EJ Benko
EJ Benko

So your headline blames the gun???? C'mon man ..Do better

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Monkey  

Likewise . Why don't these 'nutcases' who chose schools for 'random' victims,  ever surface in one of these waiting lines ???

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... if only the children has been allowed to carry firearms ... they could have defended themselves against their own murderous mother.


JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

It is fasinating how concerned anti-gun liberals are with other guys dick size.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@David W Smith ... the part that panders to Superstitious Nonsense ...

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@David W Smith If only the kids had been carrying concealed, none of this would've happened.  The NRA should put armed guards in every living room.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Jeff Lignon Speaking of braid dead puppets, you MIGHT want to come up with some new material unless you are comfortable with regurgitating catchphrases from paranoid nuts.

http://jungbauer2010.blogspot.com/2009/05/brain-dead-puppet.html

http://www.datehookup.com/Thread-1101358.htm

http://braindeadliberals.com/

You might as well start spouting, "'Murica!  Ah doesn't wants to gets mah guns taken from meez.  That colored boah Obama gonna turn us into soshalists, even do ah don't no wat a soshalist is, eye's gonna hate him."  Have a nice day, douche.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Are you trying to say that people who have been indoctrinated by this countries higher education system have a brain? Just enough brain to do whatever their liberal leaders want them to do.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

What exactly does you comment have anything to do with my comment that she would have found another way to kill her kids just like all the others mothers that have done it without a gun.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

No I took them rtight before I cleaned my gun.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

More anti-gun ignorance, most bullets have a copper metal jacket over the lead. Per the enviormentalist.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Your breath is bad enough I can smell it across town. By the way psychologist can't perscribe drugs. The government will never get my guns. I have lots of ammo!

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@JimTom You can't smell things over the internet, FYI.  I suggest increase your dosage of Olanzapine, which helps battle those hallucinations,  and maybe ask your psychologist for a low-dosage of Alprazolam to decrease that anxiety that causes you to lash out when you think the gubment is coming for your pea shooters.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

You should know, I can smell the paint chips on your breath from here.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@JimTom Are you sure it was before?  Lead exposure from cleaning firearms can lead to irritability, paranoia, and diminished cognitive abilities.

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