Kimberly Lucas always insisted her family was just like any other family, even if the kids did have two mommies. But when she and her girlfriend broke up, and the girlfriend found a new squeeze and kept the kids, she plotted a vicious revenge. She tried to kill her former “domestic partner’s” two kids, a 10-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl with some kind of poison pill, and took one or more of the pills herself. When the toddler, Elliana Lucas-Jamason, wouldn’t drink the cup with the poison, the brutal “mommy” violently drowned the child in the bathtub.
That’s one way to spite your ex.
A Florida woman killed her former domestic partner’s 2-year-old daughter in a botched double murder-suicide, authorities said.
Kimberly Lucas, 40, also attempted to kill Elliana Lucas-Jamason’s 10-year-old brother before trying to take her own life, the Jupiter Police Department said.
Little Elliana was found in the bathtub of her Jupiter home on Monday and was later pronounced dead at Jupiter Medical Center.
Elliana’s older brother and suspect Kimberly Lucas, 40, were also found in the home and taken to the hospital, cops said. Police are not identifying Elliana’s brother or her mother.
Kimberly Lucas with Elliana Lucas-Jamason, the daughter of Lucas’ former domestic partner. Lucas is accused of killing Elliana on Memorial Day.
The boy called 911 and had heroically tried to revive his sister using CPR.
“I think he’s the bravest person I ever met,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Lucas, in custody at the hospital, will be charged with homicide and the attempted murder of Elliana’s brother sometime on Tuesday, according to the police chief. Lucas may be in critical condition, according to CBS12.
Cops will tell you — if nobody is listening — some stories about the domestics that result from lesbian breakups. DV in these cases tends to be unusually rare (the Sapphic subset are a much more law-abiding demographic than average, and hardly ever cause anyone the slightest trouble, and more power to them). But when one or both partners do go high-order in one of these breakups, it tends to be extremely dramatic, histrionic and violent. In this case, the vicious spurned “mommy’s” poisoning skills were about as bad as the recent California bozo’s marksmanship, so she neither killed her ex’s other child, nor cheated the People of Florida out of their ability to exact justice upon her. Unfortunately, an infant drowning is difficult for even the most abject loser to botch: humans just don’t work without air.
The crewcut, stout woman-in-sensible-shoes pastor of the post-Christian church that the ill-fated family had attended was, as you might expect if you know the type, resolutely nonjudgmental:
Horrible things happen in life and there’s so much we have little control over whatsoever. But what we do have control over is how we love one another in difficult time [sic].
What is this, the Church of Homer Simpson? “Life is a bunch of things that just happen”?
Yeah, horrible things happen… when you let horrible people do them. Or do we chalk this one up to “bathtub violence” and demand a one-bathtub-a-month limit? Maybe a three-day waiting period when you draw a tub of hot water? Or simply restrict people to shower stalls. You don’t need a bathtub, after all.
The cops were led to the church by an apparent suicide note on the murderer’s computer. Either the police, or the reporters, displayed a remarkable ignorance of Judeo-Christian, even wishy-washy Barney-the-Dinosaur-Christian-lite, culture and worship when they wrote:
In the sermon, investigators detailed that, “God asks Amraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, but at the last minute God stops him from doing so.”
Yeah, the Old Testament prophet “Amraham.” Forget which one he is, maybe the one that started Amway? (Seriously. Even a semiliterate Afghan mullah gets this right). The reporter also lowercased “god” — quoting a professed Christian pastor. Lord love a duck.
Anyway, the sins of the reporters are venial indeed, compared to the mortal sin of the murderer Kimberly Lucas. (Sin is probably a concept little spoken of in Barney-the-Dinosaur Sunshine Church, but it never does rest).
Florida still has a robust death penalty. This looks like a perfect case for it. Lethal injection is a spineless way to conduct judicial executions, but some people just need to be put down like a vet does to a vicious dog.
Oh, dear. We got all judgmental for a moment there, didn’t we?