( 4UMF NEWS ) Two-Year-Old Finds Parents Dead From Murder-Suicide:
Mom Roxanne Lambert, 41, was shot by her younger boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, sources said.
The 32-year-old lover was identified as Everol Ellington who had three prior arrests, including one last year for possession of stolen property. The dead couple lived in the Jamaica home with Lambert’s 17-year-old son, Roy, and 20-year-old daughter, Raven, from a previous marriage.
“The big son ran over here and told me: ‘My mom and dad are dead,’” family friend Rene Bryan said. “He said the little baby — who is 2 — woke him up and told him.”
Bryan, who lives two houses over from the family on Dillon St., said Lambert had visited her a few hours before she was killed and everything seemed fine.
“She was just here. We were right here talking,” she said. “It’s so unreal. It’s so close to home.”
The dead woman’s two older children were being interviewed by officers at the 113th Precinct stationhouse while Bryan took charge of the toddler Sunday night.
“I still don’t believe it, I think everybody is lying to me,” Shaw, 43, told the Daily News. “I don’t want to really talk bad about somebody that has passed away … I just want to see my kids, that’s it.”
“She cared for the guys greatly,” said one colleague, who did not want to be identified. “She did what she had to do. She was a good person.”
She met Ellington at work, friends said.
Lambert’s ex-husband’s family described her as a volatile woman who had started an affair with Ellington about five years ago, breaking up the marriage.
“She was a piece of work,” said Shaw’s sister, Yolanda Shaw Wellington.
One neighbor said Lambert and her new beau had a rocky relationship and were spotted fighting in the street outside her previous home in Mill Basin, Brooklyn.
In Queens, the couple tried to keep any troubles private but friends were aware they often fought. Police said there was no history of domestic violence at their Jamaica address but Lambert had four prior arrests, including one for third-degree assault.
“I know they’re not crazy, but there was too much jealousy between them,” neighbor Bryan said.
“They were hard-working people. They got up and went to work every day … She was nice. The kids were drawn to her.”