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Man Shoots Wife & Himself After Falsely Accused Of Abusing 3-Month-Old Daughter

Mon, April 2, 2012 12:14pm EDT by 5 Comments
David O'Shell Murder Suicide

Two Colorado parents were accused of abusing their infant and died in a tragic murder-suicide. BUT after their deaths it was revealed the baby actually had a rare fatal genetic disorder!

Colorado police officers David and Tiffany O’Shell were accused of harming their 3-month-old daughter, Alyssa, after doctor’s found 11 fractures in her legs. However, it wasn’t actually abuse — Their daughter suffered from an undiagnosed, fatal condition in infants, according to The Daily Mail.

The devastating accusations must have taken a toll on David because the day before the couple were supposed to meet with investigators, David shot his wife in the head before shooting himself.

Only a week late, Alyssa was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy! The disorder hinders the development of muscles needed for sitting up, supporting her head or standing and also causes bones to break easily.

Four months after her parents’ sad, unnecessary death, 7-month-old Alyssa died. Such a tragedy!

–Giovanna Pagliarulo

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