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32 Year Old Colombian Mother, Jumps from the Bridge Holding onto Her 10 Year Old Son, shocking murder-suicide

32 Year Old Colombian Mother, Jumps from the Bridge Holding onto Her 10 Year Old Son, shocking murder-suicide

A 10-year-old boy gripped onto the side of a bridge and begged his mother not to leap seconds before he was tragically killed in a murder-suicide in Colombia.

Investigators say Jessy Paola Moreno Cruz, 32, had been hounded by debt collectors and evicted from her home recently, before making the fatal decision to jump 330 feet from the La Variante Bridge in Tolima with her petrified son, May Ceballos, in her arms.

 

Emergency responders and community members were captured on video DailyMail.com has chosen not to publish pleading with the depressed mother not to leap, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Firefighter Rafel Rico said in a statement to local media: ‘They begged her not to do it and tried to convince her to stop… but sadly, she took the fatal decision.’

An emergency responder was heard in the video clip shouting in disbelief: ‘Oh my God… she threw herself off!’

Another was seen sobbing as he fell to his knees after witnessing the upsetting events play out.

Ibague mayor Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo later spoke about the tragedy, telling reporters: ‘This ends up hurting or even costing the life of the person.

‘This lady, who was a single mother, unfortunately was desperate at the pressure of [paying back] debts,’ Jaramillo said.

Cruz’s Facebook page states that she and her son resided in Ibagué, Tolima.

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