MESQUITE, TX – I will never be able to comprehend what exactly is going through a parent’s mind when they decide that they’re going to kill their children, then kill themselves. Why can’t it just be that you kill yourself if life is really that bad? Angelica Vasquez is a selfish woman who single-handedly decided the fate of her children, Paulina Vazquez, 21, and Alejandro Vazquez, 18, and also that of her husband Marcelo Vazquez before turning the gun on herself.
Two Saturdays ago, police responded to an emergency call from one of the Vazquez’s neighbors that called reporting that she’d heard gunshots coming from the home. No one answered at the residence, but cops weren’t able to find reason to force entry into the home while they were there. It wasn’t until Wednesday of that same week that the officers returned to find piled up newspapers and mail, that they decided they had just cause to enter the house.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office declared Thursday that Angelica shot and killed her family and then herself. Angelica had been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone weeks of chemotherapy.
No note was left by Angelica explaining why she did it, leaving behind so many unanswered questions. Friends and family can’t understand how this could’ve happened. Friends did mention how Angelica had grown more distant in recent months, presumably depressed over her cancer, though many thought she’d been recovering well.
I hope that for the family and friends left behind that they can find peace after this horrible tragedy.
RIP Vazquez family.
Thanks to Sarah for the tip.