Florida Mom Kills Kids — Shoots 4 Children, Turns Gun On Herself

Tue, May 15, 2012 3:35pm EDT by 12 Comments
Florida Mom Kills Kids

In devastating news, five bodies were found after a Florida mom shot her four children and then turned the gun on herself, on the morning of May 15.

Authorities said three of the four children ran to their next-door neighbor’s house before their mother Tanya Thomas called them back home and killed them.

The children’s ages ranged from 12-17. Brevard County Sheriff Lt. Tod Goodyear said their neighbor called 911 after hearing gunshots. Shortly after, three children knocked on the neighbor’s door and said they had been shot.

Tanya, 33, ordered them back to the house and proceeded to shoot and kill them, said Goodyear. Once the neighbor heard more gunshots, 911 was called again.

When police arrived, they saw Pebbles Johnson, 17, outside, suffering from her wounds. They heard four shots from inside the house. Pebbles was taken to an ambulance in a police car but died enroute to the hospital.

Tanya then emerged from her house with the gun and retreated when she saw the deputies approach.

After a final gunshot was heard, a SWAT team entered the home and found Tanya had killed herself with her gun and her three other children, Joel Johnson, 12, Jazlin Johnson, 13, and Jaxs Johnson, 15, murdered.

The motive is currently not known.

See the press conference with Lt. Tod Goodyear,  below:

– Lorraine Chow

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Posted at 12:19 AM on September 17, 2012  

Its sad when one realizes the verbs involved and not just the sentence. Its even more sadder that it appears it mustve been a n**ger must’ve made the first comment. Does it then leave one to second guess… yes! Think about it this way… if the kids wouldve grown up exhibiting racist attitudes callling others whitey/honkey… then perhaps its a good thing that this deranged mother did society a very nice favor by preventing further rhetoric from africans who have yet to evolve. Point_made!

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Posted at 10:36 AM on May 17, 2012  

Wow is all i can say. I thought the whites were the ony one’s who kill their children. smh

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Posted at 10:20 AM on May 17, 2012  

I did a study on both prison incarceration rates and crimes by race. Though it happens it is very rare that black mothers kill their children. As far as the prison rates go what happens is blacks do not committ more crimes, however, they are sentenced to prison more often than (home confinement, probation, residential facilities) while other races are given the aforementioned blacks are sentenced to prison. So it is correct most times blacks make up a small percentage as far as populated areas, yet, they are the majority when it comes to incarceration. Check out the “Sentencing Project.” It is a sad day when anyone committs a crime of this magnitude. May God Bless their family.

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Posted at 1:13 AM on May 17, 2012  

bless2012 – You say it is rare to see a black taking children’s lives…you obviously don’t read much. I see it ALL THE TIME! I didn’t say whites don’t, of course they do, also, but blacks do it at a much higher rate, oh and please learn how to spell – your stupidity is showing through.

Felicite – I don’t know where you live, but where I live blacks are 2% of the population, but make up 40% of the jail/prison population. They are much more likely to be trouble-makers percentage wise.

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Posted at 3:34 PM on May 16, 2012  

This is so sad may god bless their family….. for everyone else race is not the issue. whites commit suicide and take others life eveyday it is rare to see a black taking heir childens life. No we are not idiots… think about he words that come out of ure mouth before saying them.

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Posted at 2:03 AM on May 16, 2012  

Why did they leave the neighbours house? If they were shot, Why would they go back? That doesnt make sense.

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Posted at 12:38 PM on June 30, 2012  

Thats the part i dont understand why go back to the house

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Posted at 12:49 AM on May 16, 2012  

Yep, blacks at it again! Idiot people!!

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Posted at 5:39 PM on May 16, 2012  

Laurie,you are the idiot blacks are not the only people to do murders suicide,there are more white women in prison than black women for murder.Read before posting stupid comments.

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Boon H8TR

Posted at 7:59 PM on May 15, 2012  

D’em N!&&ERS were a mess…F-Them !!

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Teen Mom

Posted at 5:10 PM on May 15, 2012  

People kills me how they kill their kids and kill themselfs. Hello if you want to kill yourself than do it but don’t take your kids life’s with you. What happenss you kill you and your kids your kids go to heaven and you go to hell. People need to think before harm there children. Praying for this 4 kids that went to heaven to soon.

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 4:33 PM on May 15, 2012  

for Angelina J. on the note

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