The Atlanta mother who allegedly killed her daughter — a former NBC four New York intern — and her son of their house earlier than taking her personal life gushed about each youngsters in her remaining Instagram submit.
Marsha Edwards final posted on Instagram Wednesday, the identical day all three have been discovered lifeless of gunshot wounds contained in the household’s Cobb County townhouse.
“I’ve had the very best summer season, first with [Chris] in Miami, and Erin in Italy,” she wrote with a smiling selfie. “I couldn’t ask for higher youngsters.”
The 58-year-old mother allegedly shot and killed her daughter, Erin Edwards, 20, her son, Christopher Edwards, 24, native police instructed NBC affiliate WTHR.
The grisly scene was uncovered throughout a welfare examine on the household’s The Aristocracy Means house.
Marsha and Christopher, a digital content material supervisor for the Atlanta Mayor’s Workplace of Movie and Leisure, had attended the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists annual convention in Miami two weeks in the past.
Then, the mother’s Instagram signifies that she and Erin took a visit to Italy.
She shared snaps of the pair in Florence, on the Leaning Tower of Pisa and at a winery in Tuscany.
Erin interned for NBC New York’s digital group this summer season whereas on a break from Boston College, the station reported Thursday.
On June 7, Marsha shared an Instagram submit with a screenshot of one in all Erin’s current bylines.
“Begin Spreading The Information!!!!” she captioned it. “Erin Victoria Edwards, journalist.”
The Edwards household was well-known inside their Atlanta group.
Marsha based a medical tools provide firm. The youngsters’s father — and Marsha’s ex-husband Dr. Christopher Edwards — is an Atlanta-area surgeon.
He’s additionally the chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority board, a spokesman for the household instructed the Atlanta Journal-Structure.
“Dr. Edwards, his prolonged household and associates are in a state of grief and shock, and privateness of the household is paramount as preparations are being made,” spokesman Jeff Dickerson instructed the paper in an emailed assertion.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, alongside along with her husband, additionally shared their condolences in an announcement obtained by the paper.
“Derek and I be part of the better Atlanta group in mourning the lack of three members of the beloved Edwards household,” Bottoms mentioned. “Chris and Erin have been lovely, vibrant and good younger adults whom we had the pleasure of figuring out their whole lives. They stuffed the lives of all who met them with pleasure, compassion and kindness. Might the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding, be with the Edwards household and all who had the distinction to have recognized them.”
Police haven’t launched a motive within the slaying.