The article fails to tell us why this mother so badly wanted to get back at her husband that she thought a murder/suicide option would be her best resort but I guess that’s a moot point now. The poor child is dead and she is still alive. Somehow when it came to taking her own life she was not able to do the job quite as well.
Anywho, except mental health issues are involved here, can someone please lock this monster up and throw the key away.
Lisa Marie Lesyshen left a letter for Michael Kirlan on their child’s nightstand that read, ‘Remember you are responsible for what has happened here,’ according to an arrest warrant.
BY VICTORIA TAYLOR / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, 9, died from gunshot wounds early Wednesday morning.
A Colorado mother who shot her 9-year-old son five times did it to get back at her husband, according to police documents.
Lisa Marie Lesyshen, 45, was taken into custody Friday and charged with first-degree murder, child abuse leading to death and domestic violence. She is still being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a hospital in Denver, where she reportedly confessed to shooting Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan.
Asher, a third-grader at Soda Creek Elementary School, died early Wednesday morning. According to the arrest warrant obtained by CBS Denver, the 9-year-old was shot three times in the chest, once in the head and once in the leg, likely at close range
While searching the house, police discovered a note on Asher’s nightstand that read, “Remember you are responsible for what has happened here and you are the person that caused it.” The letter was addressed to Michael Kirlan, Lesyshen’s husband, and signed “Lisa & Asher.”
Michael Kirlen with his son, Asher.
Lesyshen and husband Kirlan, 46, were separated but living in the same house in Steamboat Springs, Colo., according to the warrant.
Kirlan told police he woke up to the sound of gunshots around 3 a.m. Wednesday. He raced upstairs to find his estranged wife leaving their son’s room. He saw that Asher had been shot multiple times and was covered in blood. Kirlan said he carried the boy to the front entryway and then heard more gunshots.
He asked Lesyshen why she would do something like this, and she reportedly answered, “To hurt you.”
The woman also told Kirlan to kill her.
FOX 31 DENVER
Lisa Marie Lesyshen is technically in police custody, although she remains at the hospital.
Officials found Lesyshen unconscious in the master bedroom and transported to a Denver hospital. On Thursday, she told an officer she shot her son before turning the gun on herself.
The arrest warrant also described the events leading up to her son’s death. Lesyshen purchased to gun on Monday after passing a background check. She said she wanted it to protect herself because her husband was out of town, the pawn shop employee told investigators. The woman had no prior knowledge of how to use firearms, so the employee showed her some basics, including how to load the revolver.
On Tuesday, Lesyshen asked a coworker at Bud Werner Memorial Library where she could purchase .22-caliber ammunition, the document said. Lesyshen bought the bullets that afternoon.