Last month Tashina Aleine Jordan shot and killed her seven-year-old son. After she shot and killed her son, Tashina took an overdose of prescription medications. Initially, it appeared she might not survive the overdose. However, Tashina made a complete recovery. Last week a grand jury indicted her on aggravated murder in the death of her son.
From outward appearances, Tashina was a doting mother to her son. Mason suffered multiple brain bleeds as an infant. As a result of the brain bleeds, Mason was unable to walk, bathe or dress, and used a wheelchair.
Despite neighbors and friends saying Tashina didn’t have any known mental health issues, something snapped on August 20th, 2018. Police now say that Tashina shot her son first in the head. Then she took an overdose of pills in hopes of ending her own life.
First responders arrived to find her unconsious on August 20th, 2018. They attempted numerous life-saving measures. Tashina then went to the hospital. There she fully recovered.
On August 27th, authorities arrested Tanisha. She was booked and held without bail on the charge of aggravated murder. Tanisha has not made a plea of guilt or innocence yet on the charges.
Prosecutors said they would weigh out in the next 1-2 months if they plan to seek the death penalty against Tashina. Her next scheduled court appearance is September 24, 2018.
We still have no answers on what caused this mother to snap. There have been no public statements by Tashina following the crimes.
The County District Attorney released the following statement on the case to KTVZ News out of Oregon:
“Our community mourns the loss of Mason Jordan, who by all accounts was a wonderful and loving child. I commend the Bend Police for conducting a thorough and professional investigation in spite of the emotional trauma inherent in an investigation of this type. I thank the medical staff at St. Charles Hospital who provided excellent care to Tashina Jordan while also accommodating the needs of the investigating officers. And I thank the grand jurors who took their oath to heart by paying close attention to the evidence that was presented to them, even when it was painful to do so.”
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