A Nevada mom who informed cops and hospital staffers she drowned her two younger kids has labored for a kid welfare company for 3 years, county officers mentioned Thursday.
Jovan Paris Trevino, 33, was arrested Tuesday at a hospital in Bullhead Metropolis, Arizona, the place she voluntarily admitted herself for remedy and confessed to killing her 1-year-old daughter, Gihanna Fox, and 4-year-old son, Christopher Fox III, in line with an arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal.
The our bodies of the youngsters have been discovered Monday of their Henderson residence — together with a suicide notice written by Trevino. She had downed over-the-counter medication and alcohol earlier than going to her son’s bed room and duping him to get into a bath, police mentioned.
“Jovan tricked Christopher into taking part in on his abdomen within the bathtub by giving him a pair of glasses and utilizing them to see higher underwater,” detectives wrote.
Trevino then used her leg to pin her son beneath the water, killing him “inside three to 4 minutes” earlier than drowning Gihanna in a tub in a master suite, police mentioned.
Trevino tried suicide after the slayings, however left the house in her automotive. Authorities later discovered a suicide notice on Trevino’s unlocked telephone saying she couldn’t “stroll off this Earth and go away my treasured kids behind,” KTNV reported.
A big knife and a bloodied towel have been additionally found in a master suite, the station reported.
Trevino had been sought because the kids’s father referred to as cops to her residence as a result of “issues didn’t appear proper,” in line with the police report.
The mom, who waived extradition to Nevada throughout a courtroom listening to Wednesday, has labored for the Clark County Division of Household Providers since July 2019, county officers informed the Assessment-Journal.
She’s been employed full-time as a household companies assistant, incomes practically $39,000 yearly for finishing paperwork, serving to households apply for help and monitoring visitations. She beforehand served as a household companies specialist part-time between January 2018 and June 2019, county spokesman Erik Pappa informed the newspaper.
A web-based fundraiser arrange by Christopher Fox to offset his kids’s burial prices has garnered greater than $14,000 as of Thursday.
“We misplaced each my children to an pointless crime,” the web site reads. “Christopher and Gihanna have been our beautiful children and simply made our days higher by simply them smile.”
Trevino, in the meantime, had beforehand sought full custody of the youngsters in a submitting in opposition to Fox, claiming a historical past of home violence. The couple had lived collectively, however weren’t married, the Assessment-Journal reported.
Trevino informed cops on the hospital she determined to kill herself Sunday, however didn’t initially make up her thoughts whether or not she would take her kids’s lives as effectively. She then determined early Monday to kill her kids after which herself, in line with KTNV.