40-year-old Sher Shermeyer was married to her husband for a good period of time and she all a sudden turned into a heartbroken, depressed and distressed mother and wife when she didn’t get love nor respect from her husband that she adored so much. Their marriage was short-lived and ended when the Police discovered that the deranged mother had suffocated her 12-month-old new born son to death and then shot herself in a classic murder-suicide for reasons that we are yet to discover as you read on.
But before bringing her life to an end together with her son, the Pennsylvania mom left a long, angry Facebook message to her husband the day after Christmas. Her body was found that afternoon in her Shrewsbury Township home, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It went on to appear that she had also suffocated her own child with a pillow before she committed suicide that was prompted by how her husband treated her.
Sheri Shermeyer wrote in a 600-word Facebook posting on December 26 describing why she was going to leave this world and the reasons that had made her think of this decision. She went on to describe on how she was planning on ending her life and later said how she was going to put a gun in her mouth and finally leave this world and that she wasn’t going to leave the world alone but with her son. She revealed to the readers what was going to happen. This is exactly what actually happened and it turned out to be a shock to everyone especially those that had read the post and had not done anything about it especially her neighbors.
It so happens that one of her friends noticed Sheri Shermeyer’s note on Facebook and went ahead to call the police and the cops decided to come and perform a welfare check just to confirm her friend’s suspicion of her suicidal tendencies. When they got to her Pennsylvania home, they found two bodies, one of a 12-month-old boy and his mother. Their suspicions were right and she had indeed taken her life together with her son.
It was such a tragic story and a shock to her neighbors, friends, and family. They could not believe that someone they knew could commit such a horrific crime.
“I want you to know that I LOVE [my son] more than anything in the world… I always thought of myself to be a strong and courageous person. I’ve been through Hell and back and still had a smile. I’ve lost too many people that is parents, friends, pets, jobs, siblings, cousins, aunties etc. But as of late I don’t feel so strong and strong willed anymore. I instead feel frustrated and depressed,” read the Facebook message.
“I have been slowly dying inside. I’m confused, just torn down, hardly ever go out in public anymore, don’t socialize with people, I’ve become a hermit. I feel that the ONLY thing I have to live for is this little guy asleep in my arms right now, John. He is the only reason why I haven’t blown my head off right now. And even now, all I can think about is leaving this world. Putting a gun in my mouth and leaving. Which is what is going to happen anytime from now for I feel I cannot leave this little guy to face the world without someone who cares for him. I would rather take him with me than leave him behind to suffer the wrath of the world.”
Her Facebook post continued:
“I’m tired of being a single parent in a two parent home. I’m tired of trying to hold someone accountable for their actions or should say empty promises. I’m tired of being told the grass is greener somewhere else, tired of crying, tired of being threatened with divorce, tired of being physically ignored, tired of being emotionally abused, tired of not being able to eat or sleep, tired of the stress, tired of the headaches, tired of the depression, tired of being unloved, tired of everything and all that.”
“I thought that love would be enough, but it’s not. Love is not enough, not for you. You are not capable of having someone love you. You insist on destroying everything good. You talk about how you’re the whipping post, think again. Look how I get treated. It’s easy for you to lash out at me because I’m here and that is what you do, all the time.”
Then she addresses her message to the boy’s father:
“You will never see your son again. You don’t deserve to have a son, to have a legacy. As of late, you are hateful, ugly and downright mean … How about calling your son a pu**y? Or a whiny a** little bitch? Telling him that he’s always going to be stuck up my a**? Call me names all you want, but leave him out of this. This is why you will never see him ever again.”
She finished her message by telling the boy’s father:
“So, you can have a single life back, that you throw in my face often; since you seemed to be so happy being a stumbling drunk. You can have all the pill popping, smoking, and drinking you want. You can do all that without me and John.”
“Why am I putting this on social media for all to see? Because this seems to be the only way you will listen or see it. Seems to piss you off when I put “something out there”. So here it is for all to see. You’re not so great a guy, you’re an asshole who deserves to be alone. Good bye, good riddance, wish I never wasted these past years with you.”
Truly this was one depressed woman. But why give up on life so easily? And take not just your life, but that of your poor child too.