Another horrific case of murder-sucide by lesbian couple from Washington state has concluded.
Disturbing accusations of long-term abuse and neglect of the children emerged after the crash.
There were many signs that things were not right with the family, investigators said.
Court and welfare records revealed six prior allegations of child abuse and neglect dating to the Harts’ marriage in 2009.
He said one incident occurred in 2011 when Abigail’s elementary school reported extensive injuries to the child. The 6-year-old girl told investigators that she had been accused of stealing a penny and that Jennifer had beaten her and dunked her head underwater to get her to confess.
Slates said he doesn’t believe the Harts set out on their trip to California planning to kill themselves and their children, but at some point while driving around “they both decided that this was going to be the end ... that if they couldn’t have their kids, that nobody was going to have those kids.”