A New Orleans couple was shot and killed execution style in their bed as their newborn baby slept between them.
Dawn Ellen Scott, 28, and Raynell Kimbrough, 31, were shot multiple times early Monday at an apartment complex in Kenner.
The Ny Daily News reports that the couple's three-week-old baby, Rayne Kimbrough, lay on the bed between them. The newborn was unharmed.
Scott's 2-year-old son and 10-year-old son were at home at the time of the murders.
The 10-year-old discovered the bodies after he heard the gunshots. He rushed next door to a neighbor's home to get help, according to Nola.com.
The boy was in a daze when he was placed in the back of a service vehicle. The children were placed with a foster family.
Grieving family members were distraught that the children would spend even one night away from family.
"They don't want to give us our children," cried Dawn Scott's aunt, Kim Scott.
"He needs to be with his own family," Kim Scott said through tears. "These are itty bitty babies. They need us to comfort them."
Dawn Scott's mother told other family members that DCFS would not allow her to take the three children because she only had a one-bedroom apartment, according to Nola.com.
Before placing the children with family members DCFS must assess the home environment and run background checks on anyone living in the home to ensure that the home environment is safe for the children.
"DCFS makes every effort to place a child with a relative. However, before doing so, DCFS must assess each of the individuals offering to care for the child/children," a DCFS spokesperson told Nola.com.
The family said Kimbrough and Scott met through her job at a Walmart warehouse.
“My brother was a loving person. He may have had his ups, and he may have had his downs, but he never would do nobody what they did him,” Kimbrough’s sister Shaketha said.
“And for them to literally put his girlfriend in the middle of this — a mother of three — I mean why?”
Police are classifying the deaths as a double homicide. No suspects have been arrested.