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Woman suing her son’s father for IVF treatment payment kills boy by hanging

By Mason White 1:00 PM September 7, 2017
Jude and Gina Sommers
Jude and Gina Sommers
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A mother who longed to have a baby, underwent IVF treatment and was overjoyed when she became pregnant with her son.

People who knew 47-year-old Gina Sommers, said that she was a great mother to her son Jude.

Sadly, just 5 years after he was born, Sommers took his life by hanging.

The boy’s father called police to carry out a welfare check when he was unable to reach Sommers. Jude’s parents were in the middle of a custody battle.

The father was supposed to get the child for visitation at 5:00 p.m., but when he was unable to reach Sommers, he called police.

Officers went into the home and found Sommers and her son Jude hanging in the basement of the home. Police said that the mother hanged her son before killing herself in a murder-suicide.

Sommers was in a relationship with her son’s father, but the two were never married.

Court records show Sommers filed a civil case against a man named Jeffrey Sandberg.

Sommers claimed that Sandberg agreed to cover 50 percent of the fertility treatments, which she underwent before having their son.