Michele Boudreau Deegan shot his two seven-year-old twin daughters while the little girls slept and then he committed suicide in Sudden Valley, Washington (United States). The 55-year-old woman was in legal proceedings with her former partner for custody of the girls.
The alarm was raised by a neighbor who found the lifeless body of Michele and her two daughters. The main hypothesis considered by the authorities is that the parricide was due to family problems they were suffering.
A person close to the woman stated that Michele was suffering from “serious problems” and that she had been forced to contact social services several times due to the problematic behavior he observed in her, according to pick up the Daily Mail. Local residents admitted that the twins were rarely seen outside the family home.
The same source wanted to make it clear that Michele “loved her daughters” but was “mentally ill”, that she had gone through serious financial problems due to the divorce and that all she was looking for was “to protect the girls.” “I want everyone to know that Michelle did not treat her daughters badly, she loved them. She was just sick … and very scared,” she says.