NEWBURGH, N.Y. – I was too busy troubleshooting why our search function wasn’t working yesterday to read the news about the woman who packed her four kids in a minivan then drove it into the Hudson River. Sadly, she and three of her kids drowned, but her 10-year-old son was able to escape the sinking van and swim to shore.

Earlier that day,  25-year-old Lashanda Armstrong picked up her four kids, ages 11-months to 10-years-old, at the Young and Unique Christian Development Child Care. One of the workers noted she seemed stressed out. Later that night, a relative called 911 after they heard Lashanda arguing with Jean Pierre, the father of Armstrong’s three youngest children.

By time police arrived at the home, no one was there. They did not know that shortly after the 911 call was made, Armstrong had packed Lashaun Armstrong, 10, Landon Pierre, 5, Lance Pierre, 2, and 11-month-old Laianna Pierre into a minivan and then drove it off a boat ramp into the 45-degree water of the Hudson.…

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