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SHREWSBURY TWP, PA – On the day after Christmas, a woman suffocated her infant son then shot herself in the head after making a Facebook post that her husband would never see their son again.

Police were making a welfare check at a home Monday afternoon after 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer made a disturbing post on Facebook to her husband.

The entire post can be read below (it is scathing), but in the message she expresses her unhappiness with the way her husband, John, treated her and their son, as well as his drinking.

In the message she flat out tells him he would never see his son again and that he doesn’t deserve a son to carry on his name. She also tells him she hopes he drinks himself to death thinking about all he had lost.

“Hope I don’t see you in Hell,” she tells him near the end of the message. This message, as you can imagine, is what had someone call police to check on her and her son.

When police entered the home, they found Sheri dead in bed from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Her 1-year-old son was found dead from asphyxiation. Police believe Shri smothered him with a pillow before killing herself.

Here’s the full Facebook message:

In case the page gets removed, here’s the text version of the message:

I want you to know that I LOVE John Russell more than anything in this world. I love him more than any man I’ve ever loved, including JR, Tracy, whom ever. And I cannot have him with his dad. That being said…..

I always thought of myself to be a strong person. I’ve been through Hell and back and still had a smile. I’ve lost too many people; family, friends, pets, jobs etc. But as of late I don’t feel so strong. I have been slowly dying inside. I’m confused, just torn down, hardly ever go out in public anymore, don’t socialize with people, I’ve become a hermit. I feel that the ONLY thing I have to live for is this little guy asleep in my arms right now, John. He is the only reason why I haven’t blown my head off right now. And even now, all I can think about is leaving this world. Putting a gun in my mouth and leaving. Which is what is going to happen.

I’m tired of being a single parent in a 2 parent home. I’m tired of trying to hold someone accountable for their actions or should say empty promises. I’m tired of being told the grass is greener somewhere else, tired of crying, tired of being threatened with divorce, tired of being physically ignored, tired of being emotionally abused, tired of not being able to eat or sleep, tired of the stress, tired of the headaches, tired of it all. I thought that love would be enough, but it’s not. Love of not enough, not for you. You are not capable of having someone love you. You insist on destroying everything good. You talk about how you’re the whipping post, think again. Look how I get treated. It’s easy for you to lash out at me because I’m here and that is what you do, all the time. You don’t think you get ugly, but you do.

You will never see your son again. You don’t deserve to have a son, to have a legacy. Why should you have your name carried on? You are a nasty man. Sure you have a big heart and can be the most loving and caring person. But where had he gone? Where is the man that took me away from NC where I had a plan, where I was good being on my own? But as of late, you are hateful, ugly and downright mean. Don’t think you have? How about calling your son a pussy? Or a whinny ass little bitch? Telling him that he’s always going to be stuck up my ass? Call me names all you want, but leave him out of this. This is why you will never see him ever again.

So, you can have the single life back, that you throw in my face often; since you seemed to be so happy being a stumbling drunk. You can have all the pill popping, smoking and drinking you want. You can do all that without me and John. I hope that you sit there and drown all the good memories and love away. No wait; I hope you have to go to jail, so you have to be sober so you HAVE to remember, clear headed, all that you lost.

Why am I putting this on social media for all to see? Because this seems to be the only way you will listen or see it. Seems to piss you off when I put “something out there”. So here it is for all to see. You’re not so great a guy, you’re an asshole who deserves to be alone. Good bye, good riddance, wish I never wasted these past years with you. Hope I don’t see you in Hell.
Oh before I forget. Make sure you take mine and John’s life insurance and pay off my debts, that had ruined your credit. And go to Arizona and buy that house you have so badly been wanting to do. I told you I was NOT going with you if you were drinking and I meant what I said, just hate it had to end this way. Enjoy your miserable life. Thanks for saying goodbye when you left this morning.


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  • Jennifer Vilders

    That is fuckin depressing

  • Fine take your life but not your innocent child

  • Ben Estrin

  • kewpie

    I don’t feel sorry for this dumb bitch. She did this to get even with her husband. She could have left him and raised her child without him. Everyone is saying how the husband must have been a monster to drive her to do this. He was emotionally abusive, but she murdered her baby! That makes her a bigger piece of shit than him.

  • I wonder if this is happening more or we just hear about it more due to social media spreading it.

  • Tonya Kiebler

  • AtheistPilgrim

    He may be an alcoholic low-life but that’s better than being a cowardly, child-murdering cunt. Glad she’s dead, too bad about her child.

  • We used to live in that area. Its also where the older brother “they think” killed the little brother over him finding out he smokes marijuana.

  • Can’t really blame an abuse victim for their actions while in the situation. Sad all around, but don’t be ignorant.

  • She killed a baby.. No excuses.

  • Tis the season….unfortunately.

  • Hunter1031

    Jesus. This is only about 15 min away from my parents house. I can understand feeling like she did and I a extremly abusive relationship. What I can’t understand is murdering your child! From her Facebook comments it seems like there are a ton of people on there that told her to come to them with the baby. But she chose to murder him instead, then herself. This is just terrible on a lot of different levels.

  • She wrote a great letter , I must admit, I am so sad she had to take her life and the life of her innocent baby , i guess one will never understand depression until we go threw it … but wow Rest In Peace baby john

  • Soo sad

  • I think she and I have different definitions of what love is

  • The child was an innocent. Where she’s going she will never see him again.

  • Horrendous.

  • dammitall23

    Great. She hooks up with a druggie drunk, then throws a kid into the mix. That doesn’t magically transform him into the perfect guy and make her life better, so naturally the best thing to do is kill her kid who didn’t ask to be born, then herself.
    Doesn’t sound like hubby was all that into being a daddy anyway, so this is no punishment. In fact, he can use it as an excuse to drink and drug more! Win-win!

  • Wtf? First of all, she never implied he abused her. Let’s assume for some completely off the wall assumption that she was abused. Abuse victims stick around for years enduring the abuse, or they go to a shelter, flee to another state or take on a new identity. Some murder their abuser. Sometimes, victims of abuse may feel they deserve it.. simply can’t endure anymore, and take their own lives. She smothered her baby. Hell yes I blame her. Sad for her husband, and sad for her baby- NOT sad all around for her. She fucking watched her baby wriggle around, struggling for air….Ya, I can really blame her…

  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    Typical victim card being pulled. Oh poor me and my awful life. Every rotten thing that he ever said or did to her doesn’t to even within a mile of her killing their son. She had no right to lay a finger on that baby with the intention of snuffing out his life. She held that pillow over his face for a few minutes while he struggled to breath. She is a total piece of shit.

  • Talkin

    She could have taken herself out. She didn’t have to kill the baby. For that, we most certainly can blame her. Life gets hard sometimes. Buck up and have the balls to deal with!

  • Sounds like murder to me. Maybe he wrote the note after he smothered the kid and made her put the gun in her mouth?

  • This sounds awful, but why not kill the husband and then herself? At least she’s not depriving the baby a chance at life. He could grow up in NC with the family that clearly loved him.

  • sugarpie

    It doesn’t do much good to show someone you mean what you say when you aren’t around to see their reaction. I’m all for gettin the hell out of dodge when you are in a miserable relationship, but murdering your own flesh and blood to make him feel like shit is just fuckin selfish.

  • GGMon

    She murdered her child to get back at him. I don’t think either party is innocent, except the baby.

  • jansav

    Wow what a fking cunt. I hope there is a hell and that bitch burns for eternity. Everything in that post tells me that she was a selfish cow. RIP poor baby, I’m sorry your mommy was so worthless.

  • jansav

    I doubt the husband was a monster. To a selfish cow like this being told to get your shit together or you’ll be divorced is “emotional abuse”

  • mental issues

  • Lazarus

    Social Medea

  • 2pacck

    She’s not a victim!

  • link07

    Blamed her murder suicide on the guy…..sheesh. Hopefully she finds herself in hell alone.

  • So heartbreaking

  • Ramonathegreat

    Postpartum depression is real. She sounds like a smart woman whose emotional state was completely destroyed by her abusive husband and PPD. There but for the grace of God go I.

  • itsknotme

    Subliminal FB messages strike AGAIN!!!!!

  • anosmia

    I can understand why killing herself and leaving her baby behind with her husband–who she clearly thought was an unstable, drunken prick–wasn’t an option for her. But I wish she had opted to just take the baby and leave, maybe return to her family in NC. I wonder if she was afraid he’d fight for custody and win, or track them down and hurt them in retaliation for fleeing?

  • Belinda Morris

    Woah that guy looks like Charles Manson

  • I am curious as to where he was at the time….

  • Scout Kent

    Best wordplay of the day.

  • Scout Kent

    I agree that PPD is real, but this sounds too well thought out and vengeful, I think it was more her final ‘fuck you’ to the world than depression of any kind. And her son was a year old, which does not eliminate PPD but does lower the chances.

  • It has always happened, but before social media, unless you lived in the town, you wouldn’t hear about it.

  • Someone should have been concerned with all of the posting she did, and paid attention. She talked alot about depression, but she also posted many “angry” posts. One was full of foul language about Hillary Clinton. I mean, you can definitely not like someone you don’t really know, but to call her a whore, c***, and all kinds of other foul things is a little bit bizarre. The husband had to have known something was amiss. Sorry, but true.

  • I wonder if her husband is related to Charles Manson?

  • This is just bizarre: “What the fuck is this shit?! Why the hell did this cunt send shit to me?! And then ask for money! Fuck you! Your bitch ass should be rotting in a prison cell. NEVER would I EVER think about giving you my money or my vote. You lying cunt whore! #fuckyouhillaryclinton”

  • Josh

    If mom isn’t happy, no one is happy. If dad isn’t happy, no one cares

  • matrix23225

    This is so sad. That poor child didn’t have a chance with these parents.

  • Lazarus

    Thank you

  • Inferus

    Well, that’s one way to fuck up a guy’s attempt at sobriety.

  • Sejanus

    Dizzy bitch…
    it is a suicide..you just nullified your life insurance.
    Plus sounds like she gave the dude what he wanted…freedom.

  • He let it all slip away…

  • Eryn Stilp

    No, she had a serious mental illness. And that does not make her selfish or a piece of shit- that made her someone who was apparently abused by her husband, and was drowning in depression.
    So tired of people shaming those who VERY OBVIOUSLY have SEVERE issues. Fuck all of you.

  • Eryn Stilp

    “She’s not a victim!”- she was driven to the point of murdering her baby then committing suicide, and you STILL say she wasn’t a victim? After a post like that before doing the deed??
    Abuse victims can literally kill themselves and kill their kids, and STILL be called liars. Good fucking god.

  • 2pacck

    By saying she “was driven” your taking agency away from her doings, you’re using typical hive minded logic to defend her actions by placing blame on others. No matter what we go through in life it’s no excuse to kill someone especially your child. Society is waking up to how evil women really are. If she felt that way should has the freedom to leave,she stayed,she is to blame and is a very evil women like most tend to be.

  • Cardionema

    “Like most”. Fuck you.

  • 2pacck

    Like most! deal with it,the sheets have been pulled from over your heads and the world is starting to see what a fraud you’ve been.

  • Kalynada

    Divorce bitch, can you spell it?

  • Karen Younce

    Do you idiots not even have a clue at what mental illness is, what depression is??!!! Those of you that don’t need to keep your opinions to yourself!!! What happened here was a tragedy!! What happened here was a woman so lost in her own mind that she felt it was the only way out at that time!!! No person in their right mind kills their own child then their self!!!!

  • Kalynada

    No, she was just a stupid evil bitch.

  • True

    Insurance policies usually won’t pay out for a suicide until the policy has been in effect for at least 2 years. Some do, some don’t. Depends on the company.

  • True

    Tha bar.

  • True

    Hillary was all for abortion. This woman just waited several months too long. Somehow abortion is ok but smothering an infant after the birth is not. (Which it isn’t.) Just an odd way of thinking. How about birth control? Problem solved. Poor little guy never had a chance. She did not have to do that. She only wanted to hurt the father. Depression would never be a catalyst for infanticide. This woman was hateful to the point that the baby’s life was worthless to her. Revenge was more important.

  • True

    Amen to that. I deleted my long statement about it. Your two words cover it beautifully. Thank you.

  • True

    No, but a person bent on revenge does. She had family to go to. She had options. She chose the way to hurt the husband in the worst way possible. I’m sure she was depressed. I’ve been depressed. I got a divorce when my child was one. Her father was am alcoholic. I got a job and made a life for my child and I. I felt terrible, but I NEVER thought about killing her. I wanted to hurt him, but not at her expense. That’s just hatefulness. She sure showed him, didn’t she? You have your opinion, we have ours. This is a place to post and discuss it. It keeps us from going out and putting sweaters on pit bulls.

  • True

    Depression is not a prerequisite for murder. If it was, there would be several bodies in my wake. Sometimes you can be depressed for no earthly reason. I hope you never experience it.
    It’s a crappy way to go through life. She had family, she could have gone to them. PPD wasn’t diagnosed in this case. It doesn’t mean she didn’t have it, but PPD is getting to be a blanket diagnosis for every woman who gives birth. She planned this down to the last second. Very detailed. She had been thinking about it for a long time. She was lashing out and used her poor innocent child to do it.

  • cyclops

    That’s no excuse at all. As someone with a mental illness and has been in an abusive relationship, one of the many things we have to learn in order to get through life with illness is that just because we have this problem, does not mean we can pin everything we do on it. We have to help ourselves and have self control. It is difficult, but there were people offering to take her child for protection and she chose to kill it.

  • Bob Loblaw

    Hell hath no fury…

  • Bob Loblaw

    Abused my ass.

  • Saddam Hussein

    Good riddance. One less psycho in the gene pool.

  • Kedsta

    Almost seems like the husband couldve written that to throw authorities off

  • Screamin’ Mimi

    Wow. How sad.

  • dilldoeh

    i bet she takes dick as badly as she writes suicide letters.
    i’m glad she’s gone.

  • How do you know she was abused? Murder-suicides occur for a number of reasons other than abuse.

  • I was with you until “is a very evil women (sic) like most tend to be”. Misogynistic, much?

  • to use a cliche, You win the internet!

  • sweetd

    Please these ppl don’t think mental illness is real. She gives them an easy female target. Nothing you say will sway them

  • sweetd

    Fuck you

  • Alice Cornell

    um…what about postpartum depression?

  • 2pacck

    Fuq U 2! That’s the only retort you have? Thanks for showing my point is true. The internet is exposing female nature and it doesn’t look to sugar and spice…….

  • 2pacck

    Can care less if your with me or not,who are you again?

  • scotsims

    She was probably suffering from anxiety and severe depression and probably PTSD from the experience.

    Some go into a black hell where there is only one solution.

    That said, she should have shot him.

  • scotsims

    Not everyone is manages to live through this, to even get to the place you are mentally.

    I don’t condone what she has done.

  • scotsims

    The US has almost twice as many people in than when I was born.

  • Jenny R.

    mommy issues much?

  • 2pacck

    nope daddy issues. 🙂 Do you have anything to add other than emoji talk OMG

  • DS

    Clearly you do not understand how emotional abuse can affect you much more psychologically than physical abuse and beatings can. Maybe you should read more about it before making these types of blatantly uneducated comments.

  • Lazarus

    Thank you. That was very kind.