A mother of two was tragically killed by her husband and allegedly, was horrifically witnessed by the couple’s 9-year-old daughter.
Police are currently investigating the murder of 35-year-old Maigan Olson who died on April 16 ub Madera, California, after her husband, 33, Jeffery Olson, shot her multiple times just weeks after she gave birth to their second child.
According to reports, police were conducting a welfare check after neighbors reported gunshots coming from inside the home, ABC 30 reported. Neighbors revealed to police how Jeffery shot his wife in front of their daughter and the little girl ran outside to get help.
“We believe the crime occurred just prior to the call,” Lt. Josiah Arnold with the Madera Police Department told the news station. “We don’t know what led up to the homicide; it was a domestic violence incident.”
When police arrived at the residence, they discovered Jeffery holding their 3-week-old daughter on the front lawn.
Arnold revealed to ABC 30 how Jeffrey cooperated when they arrived on the scene.
“The suspect was home,” he said. “He surrendered to officers at the scene. He was taken into custody without incident.”
Madera Chief of Police Dino Lawson believed the crime was the result of domestic violence, according to the Madera Tribune.
“All we know is there was possibly an argument going on,” Lawson said.
Prior to this incident, there were no signs of alcohol or drug use.
Jeffrey has since been charged with murder and is being held on $1 million bail while and their kids (who were turned over to Child Protective Services) were released into the care of extended family members.
Lawson revealed how police are still investigating but urged anyone who feels trapped to reach out before it is too late.
“Who knows what is occurring with individuals now at this time (of the coronavirus pandemic)?” he said, according to the Madera Tribune.
“It doesn’t justify this or any domestic violence … but there is a lot of stress and pressure on everybody right now.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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