BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Why did he snap?
That was the question Tuesday in Bayonne, where a husband went on a shooting rampage, killing three people, including a baby, before turning the gun on himself.
CBS 2’s Christine Sloan got reaction from stunned friends of the victims.
“I say why her? I feel bad for the girls. She lived for those girls,” Welda Jiminez said of victim Kenia Collado.
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Friends said Collado, a mother of three, was the kind of person you wanted to be around.
“Happy, outgoing,” Jiminez said.
On Monday night, the vivacious 26-year-old, her boyfriend, Jose Guzman, and his 14-month-old son, Matthew, were all the victims of a massacre inside Collado’s home. They were all shot in the head.
Hudson County prosecutors said Adepso Collado, Kenia’s estranged husband, committed the horrifying triple murder and then shot himself in the head, as police entered the house.
Prosecutors said Adepso Collado killed himself in the basement of the home, where his two daughters, 5 and 8, had been playing. Investigators said he didn’t hurt the girls, but they were found frightened and hiding.
The following is what friends said the estranged husband said before firing:
“He said do you want to go to heaven or hell? The older one said nowhere,” Jiminez said.
However, the prosecutor would not confirm that on Tuesday, only saying Collado made a threatening comment to his children and only they know what he said.
The girls’ babysitter was shot in the arm, but survived.
Friends at the doctor’s office where Kenia Collado worked told Sloan she had left her husband about eight months ago and was dating Guzman.
“She was happy, she was in love. She was blind,” Jiminez said.
“The husband was not happy about it. He was always trying to get back. I did give her advice not to have Jose around the kids until the divorce and she agreed to it,” former employer Dr. Jihad Moukdad said.
Kenia Collado’s 1-year-old daughter was not in the house at the time of the shooting. Her mother had just taken the child on a trip to the Dominican Republic.
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