‘I don’t have my babies’: Mom’s heartache after murder-suicide

A Texas mom who was the sole survivor of a murder-suicide that left her three children dead broke her silence in a heartbreaking video.

Amanda Simpson, of Ponder, was overcome with emotion Thursday in a Facebook Live video filmed from her hospital bed a day after her ex-husband killed their kids and her boyfriend before turning the gun on himself, news station WFAA reported.

“So now I don’t have my babies,” Simpson said in the since-deleted footage. “You guys know they were my everything, my purpose to breathe.”

The grieving mom was shot Wednesday when her ex-husband, Justin Painter, entered her home and opened fire, authorities said.

Painter fatally gunned down his three kids and Simpson’s boyfriend, Seth Richardson, then killed himself, according to police.

Officials identified the slain children Wednesday night as Odin Painter, 8, Caydence Painter, 6, and Drake Painter, 4.

Simpson will need to undergo surgery for the bullet that went through her shoulder and got lodged in the opposite shoulder blade, according to the news station.

In the Facebook Live video, she said that she will soon make arrangements to bury her young children.

“Every time I close my eyes I see my babies… I see them dead,” Simpson said, according to WFAA.

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