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Mother kills her son and herself in hospital room

By Mason White 6:10 PM November 9, 2015
Lola and Helious Griffith 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Grandparents are angry with child protective services after their grandson was killed by his mother inside a hospital.

The mother met with child protective services just two days before the deaths.

Nurses in Mesa, Arizona, who did a routine check, found a mother and her 5-year-old son dead at 2:00 a.m. The young boy who suffered from cerebral palsy, was hospitalized one week before the tragedy.

Police said that Lola Griffith, 27, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Banner Desert Children’s Hospital suite she shared with her son, Helious, but they did not yet disclose how he was killed.

Police said that nobody at the hospital heard the shot being fired.

The deaths follow Griffith’s desperate plea for $1,500 on the crowdsourced fundraising site YouCaring, to replace her old car, which was her only means of transportation.

“I normally help my community with food and diapers or whatever. Now, I’m afraid, I need your help. No one here in my community can lend a hand. So I’m reaching out to anybody and everybody, hoping to find those few that would love to help,” she wrote.

However, she only raised $5 before her death.