‘She Had to Be Put Down’: Family of 2 Children Shot, Killed by Cousin Reacts

Two siblings in Illinois were fatally shot by their cousin Friday after she was convinced they were trying to commit suicide, according to reports. The suspect, 30-year-old Zetalje Zenobia Coleman, was found with multiple…

'She Had to Be Put Down': Family of 2 Children Shot, Killed by Cousin Reacts

Two siblings in Illinois were fatally shot by their cousin Friday after she was convinced they were trying to commit suicide, according to reports.

The suspect, 30-year-old Zetalje Zenobia Coleman, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to her body and face, and was handcuffed.

Nate Sipple, who was killed in the shooting, told KSDK that when he collapsed in front of a house on Chicago’s south side, Coleman “had to be put down.”

BREAKING: Judge tells Zetalje Zenobia Coleman she has half a day to gather clothes for court — Adam Levin (@adamlevinTV) March 10, 2016

Zetalje Zenobia Coleman bail set at $2 million pic.twitter.com/h45JKVr1Lj — Adam Levin (@adamlevinTV) March 10, 2016

The children, 7-year-old Dajour and 5-year-old Traymonn Coleman, were shot and killed as their father sat in a car nearby.

Troy Delasor, Coleman’s father, said in a jailhouse interview that his daughter is not a bad person.

He added that Coleman was having relationship troubles but that she seemed to be herself in court, making a spontaneous apology.

Coleman is now facing four counts of first-degree murder, along with home invasion, attempted murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

BREAKING: Video shows IISD school in Galesburg closing early after 2 students found shot; 1 victim declared dead at scene https://t.co/kL1x2FANjg — Adam Levin (@adamlevinTV) March 11, 2016

Family members identified the children’s father as Antoine Stafford and Coleman as his cousin.

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