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Woman gives chilling account of finding children shot

MONTGMOMERY (AP) — The mother of three children who were shot to death says her estranged husband told her in a phone call that he was "taking them out."

Brenda Robinson, in a chilling account reported by the Montgomery Advertiser, said the phone call, the shooting deaths of their children and her husband's suicide Sunday occurred on their 12th wedding anniversary.

Police said Eric Robinson, 42, apparently shot the children and then himself after his estranged wife took out a warrant accusing him of violating a protective order.

Shortly before he shot himself in the hallway of her mother's home, she said, he called her and told her: "I guess you figure you want a divorce, so I'm divorcing the family, and oh, by the way, I have the family with me — and I'm taking them out."

When he arrived outside the house, she hid in the bathroom and made a call to 911. Moments later, she said, she heard him enter the home and come to the door of the bathroom.

While she continued to speak with the 911 operator, her husband demanded she come out, she said.

"He said, 'If you don't open the door in two minutes, I'm killing myself," she said.

Moments later, she heard a gunshot, followed by the sound of his body hitting a wall and then the floor. She said she came out of the bathroom and shouted, "Where are my babies?"

Brenda Robinson and her mother found them in the car, shot and barely alive.

All three children were pronounced dead later at Jackson Hospital.

"He said, 'You divorced me, I'm killing you,' " Robinson said, recollecting the horror in the interview Monday. "I don't have no kids now."


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,

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