Boy shot by mom in murder-suicide dies from wounds

AP News
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 4:08 PM

TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey boy who was critically wounded when his mother killed herself and his two siblings last week has died from his injuries.

State police say 11-year-old Alexander Harriman died Wednesday afternoon at a hospital where he had been treated since the Nov. 20 shootings.

Authorities have said 44-year-old Jeannine LePage shot her three children inside the family's home in Tabernacle, about 30 miles east of Philadelphia. But they have not said what may have prompted LePage to do so, saying it was a mystery that may never be solved.

Authorities said LePage used a pillow to muffle any noise so five other relatives who lived in the home wouldn't hear what was happening when she shot her children.

The other slain children were 14-year-old Nicholas Harriman and 8-year-old Nadia.