Roommates, Mississippi mother of five Itasha Brunson, recently had Facebook users terrified when she went live and documented her attempt to take the lives of herself and her five children. Itasha apparently discovered that her boyfriend was married and became so upset that she thought that the only way out was to take their lives.
Earlier this week, many were horrified to watch as Itasha Brunson of Holly Springs, Mississippi went on Facebook live and documented her attempt to take her life, along with the lives of her children. During the nearly 20-minute video, Brunson explained that she planned to end her and her children’s lives by driving in traffic—however, she could be heard complaining about the lack of vehicles on the road, so it was making it difficult for her to follow through with her plans.
Brunson also explained that the initial plan was for her to commit suicide, but she decided to take her daughter’s lives as well because she wanted someone to “come with her.” Apparently, the entire situation occurred over Brunson finding out that her boyfriend was actually married—and the discovery drove her over the edge.
Once she ended her live video, Itasha Brunson was involved in a multi-car accident on I-240 near Perkins Road in Memphis, about an hour away from Holly Springs, Mississippi. According to local reports, Brunson along with two of her children were taken to the hospital in “non-critical” condition.
Seeing the backlash she received online, Brunson posted on Facebook that she never intended to actually commit suicide with her children, she just wanted attention. She also called out those who she felt were judging her too harshly. She appears to have also set up a GoFundMe page.
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TSR STAFF: Danielle J! @prettyaries16 _______________________ SWIPE: #Roommates, Mississippi mother of five #ItashaBrunson, recently had Facebook users terrified when she went live and documented her attempt to take the lives of herself and her five children. _______________________ Itasha apparently discovered that her boyfriend was married and became so upset that she thought that the only way out was to take their lives. Luckily, she was unsuccessful in her attempt and she only lost control of her car after it flipped over. _________________________ Everyone is safe—-but Itasha gave everyone an update on Facebook and said that she never would have actually taken her or children’s lives and she was just deeply hurt. She also responded to critics who accused her of seeking attention. Many were also concerned about her mental health following the incident.
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