Florida Massacre Upate: Neighbors Refused Bleeding Kids Escaping Murderous Mother

Fri, May 18, 2012 10:22am EDT by 15 Comments
Florida Mom Kills Kids and Self

A newly released 911 phone call reveals that neighbors refused to let in the Florida mother’s children into their house before they were called back home, shot, and killed.

The call, released May 16, reveals that the female neighbor was confused about who was doing the shooting and and warned the children not to enter her home. The horrific crime involved Tonya Thomas, 33, who had shot her four children — 17-year-old Pebbles Johnson, 13-year-old Jazlin Johnson, 15-year-old Jaxs Johnson and 12-year-old Joel Johnson — and then took her own life.

According to the 911 call, the confused neighbor said she heard one child say the youngest child shot their mother, according to a CBS News report.

“Get back, you’re not coming in our house,” she said in the recording.

The caller’s husband grabbed the phone and told the dispatcher that the children were trying to break down the door of their house but refused help because he thought someone was armed.

“I don’t know who has the gun, so I’m not walking out there,” he said to the dispatcher. “I’m armed but not going out there and putting myself in danger.”

The children went back to their home when Tanya called for them to come back. She then fatally shot them.

The neighbors called the police when they heard gun shots next door and went downstairs to and witnessed the gruesome crime: “The boy’s in our front yard — get him a towel — he’s got blood on his right side,” said the female caller in the dispatch.

When deputies arrived at  Tanya’s home, they found that she had shot herself, and her four children.

Authorities said the mother had no motive for the killings and are not sure why the children followed the mother’s orders to return to their house.

[CBS News]

 

– Lorraine Chow

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ear

Posted at 1:46 PM on May 24, 2013  

I meant plain and simple

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ear

Posted at 1:39 PM on May 24, 2013  

Would the neighbors reacted the same in not letting the children in if they were white? Plane and symbol they didn’t let them in because they were black. Fear in peoples eyes are the same black or white you can’t fake it. These 3 children could have been save the neighbors who are white and had labeled and stereotype them as troublemakers refused to help solely due to the color of their skin what a shame. May they live the rest of their life with nightmares of those 3 terrified children begging and screaming for help

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Rocio

Posted at 11:17 PM on March 16, 2013  

I think them kids went back because maybe when the mom called them back she had the gun pointed at them and they maybe though if they walked back toward her were she wanted them to be they would maybe have a chance to live by listening to their mom.. Not to mention noone helped them and noone saw anything maybe they felt hopeless being at gun point by their own mother with noone there to protect them…. This is just soo sad and I know it has allmost been a year since this happened but its just soo sad.. :/

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Malissia

Posted at 5:54 PM on July 1, 2012  

Not only is the blame part the neighbors but also the authorities. Even childrens protective services visited the home to investigate how the children were not being looked after right and yet this still happened. There were numerous cries for help but society and the law still failed these children. Sadly this has been happening for decades and will continue to until our nation grows a pair!

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Sherita C

Posted at 10:48 AM on June 28, 2012  

This is a wtf story. Why would the kids go back? Not to metion why was the mother suicidial?

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Jess

Posted at 9:15 PM on May 20, 2012  

Why is everyone blaming the neighbors? They called for help, but if you were in that situation you wouldn’t open your door and just let them come in. You don’t know what is happening. The real question is why did the kids go back home? Obviously the neighbors were on the phone with police so the kids could have stayed there on the porch until police showed up instead of going home. You all think you would be some hero and let anyone in your house when there had been shots fired? Yeah, right.

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alexx

Posted at 3:05 AM on June 28, 2012  

i was agreeing with but yhu then i realized their little kids like who wouldnt let them in. like if they’ve been shot at they would most definitly be crying so if their crying why would yhu suspect them ? and if someone is pointing a gun at yhu and its yhur mom where else are yhu gonna go ?

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Kila

Posted at 11:28 PM on May 19, 2012  

C.Neghbors may god have mercy on your souls how could you leave those innocent babys out there to die you ought to be a shame of yourselves

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Wendy

Posted at 5:56 AM on March 21, 2013  

So Your Blaming The Neighbors Just Because They Couldn’t Walk In On That Murder Woman, There Was No Way, They Called
The Police, Why Would You Think They Could Just Walk In And Get Shot By That Gun, The Children Should Had Escaped before
that happened, but it was too late! They Came Back In To Her, I Know Their Not Old, But Still, It’s Not Like Their 2 yrs old..

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Kila

Posted at 11:11 PM on May 19, 2012  

that is the saddest thing how can a mother hurt her own babys babys the lord blessed her to bring this word got I think you for keeping me in my right mind I love my babys and could never hurt my precious babys who I love with all my heart with everything thats withing my loves I love yall smooches

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sheila

Posted at 9:31 AM on May 19, 2012  

You armed…and “scared”..Wow! what did you buy a gun for. Some people! Those kids lost their life because its people like you that don’t want to get involved. I would have opened my door for a child,at least find out what is going on! My heart goes out to the family who will have to live with this !

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Michelle

Posted at 3:48 AM on May 19, 2012  

I feel sorry for the situaltion.. My question is why did the kids go back. They were def old enough to run for help somewhere else, Its not like they were 5 and didnt understand what else to do? SOmething seems fishy with this story. I can see a 5 year old going back with there mother calling them, But at that age id be running.

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mari

Posted at 12:11 AM on May 19, 2012  

This could have been prevented..those neighbors are terrible people..they were kids for crying out loud.

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l.

Posted at 11:07 PM on May 18, 2012  

why did the kids go back home? because no one would help them, what else were they supposed to do.

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sarah

Posted at 5:21 PM on May 18, 2012  

wow the neighbour was a COWARD!!!! What if that was your family and no one helped, especially since he did have a fire arm.

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