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Girl, 5, On 911 Call: ‘My Daddy Shot My Mommy’ Child In DCF Custody After Double Murder-Suicide

In domestic law on September 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm
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MIAMI — A judge is now deciding where a 5-year-old girl should go after witnessing the killings of her mother and her grandmother in their Sunrise home Sunday, as police release the emergency calls for help from the shootings.

Police believe Marcus Trotman fatally shot his wife, Danielle, 30, and her mother, Linda Scudera, 56, on Sunday at a home in the 4000 block of Del Rio Way before killing himself.


UNCUT: Sunrise 911 Call

The 30-year-old woman’s 5-year-old daughter, Angelique, witnessed the shootings, ran next door and called 911 with the help of a neighbor.

“It was a shoot and then my daddy shot my mommy and then he shoot my grandma, and now my daddy’s dead. My grandma’s dead,” the child told a 911 dispatcher.

“Is she injured in any way?” the dispatcher asked the neighbor.

“No. I am just praying to God that she was watching TV and it’s not true,” the neighbor said.

“Where did he shoot Mommy?” the dispatcher asked the child.

“On the ear,” the girl said.

“On her ear? And where is she now?” the neighbor asked the child.

“She was shot on the ear?” the dispatcher asked.

“Yes. My grandma’s dead and my daddy’s dead,” the girl said. “Please.”

“I’m trying to find mommy’s number,” the neighbor said.

“I told you they’re dead,” the girl said.

In court Tuesday, Angelique was the focus of a hearing. A man at the hearing claimed he is her biological father and agreed to a DNA test.

Meanwhile, she will be taken from a family friend and placed in a foster home until the Department of Children and Families can determine the best place for her to stay permanently.


Little Girl Cries For Help After Murder-Suicide

The man whose gun sources said was used by Trotman, local celebrity Lazaro Mendez, also known as D.J. Laz from Power 96, issued a statement via a publicist Tuesday. The statement said:

“Lazaro Mendez is deeply shocked and saddened by the events that transpired over the weekend. We ask that the media respect Lazaro Mendez and his family’s privacy during this time. He will take the next few days to grieve and will at all times be helpful to police investigators. His condolences go out to all of the victims of this tragedy and their families. Thank you for your support and concern during this difficult time.”

Sources told Local 10
that Trotman had been staying with Mendez while separated from his wife.

Local 10 has learned that Mendez reported the gun stolen after hearing what happened and realizing the weapon was missing. Mendez told investigators he does not know how Trotman got the gun out of its case.



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