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Former marine kills her 9-year-old daughter during visitation to prevent her from going back to live with her father

By Mason White 11:47 AM January 24, 2017
Ericka Bellamy and Akili Joseph
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A former marine of Florida, killed her daughter and herself during visitation.

Police said that 46-year-old Ericka Bellamy Joseph and her 9-year-old daughter Akili Joseph, were found dead in the bedroom of her home in Fort Lauderdale.

The father, who lives in Colombia, had custody of his daughter. He brought the girl to visit her mother and allowed her to stay for a few days.

When it was time to catch their flight to go home, the father went to his former wife’s home to pick up the girl.

He knocked on the door, but no one answered. He tried to call them, and when he was unable to reach the girl, the father called his former wife’s family.

A family member went inside and found the mother and daughter dead.

Detectives said that Joseph killed her daughter in a murder-suicide.

People took to Joseph’s Facebook page to express their feelings over the news of the deaths, and they caused a firestorm.

Katheryn Salcido wrote: “Our hearts are broken for your sweet little girl and you, sister! Rest in peace!”

To which Shawn Chaufty replied: “How the f**k are you telling her to Rest In Peace? She murdered her daughter, she needs to burn in h**l!”

Allen Faith said: “You don’t know what she was suffering from. Some people do things when they aren’t in their right state of minds.”

Shawn Chaufty replied: “Well whatever she was suffering from it is no longer a problem, but in no way does she deserve to ‘RIP.’”