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Extra particulars in regards to the tragic deaths of the Hart household, who have been apparently deliberately pushed off a Mendocino cliff by one of many moms, have emerged at a coroner’s inquest.
The inquest is being held in Willits, Calif., relating to the deaths of the six adopted Hart siblings, Markis, 19, Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, Jeremiah, 14, Abigail, 14, and Sierra, 12, and their dad and mom, Jennifer and Sarah. Investigators are working with the assumption that Jennifer deliberately drove their GMC Yukon off the coastal freeway close to Fort Bragg in March 2018. However with all occupants of the car now lifeless, an inquest has been referred to as to find out the reason for loss of life (unintentional, a murder-suicide or undetermined) for every individual.
On Thursday, testimony heard by the jury of eight males and 6 girls included information pulled from the Yukon’s Garmin GPS and Google searches made by Sarah Hart.
California Freeway Patrol Officer Jay Slates testified the GPS information indicated the household stopped at a Walmart, the place Jennifer Hart bought Walmart’s generic model of Benadryl, each in liquid and tablet varieties. Toxicology reviews point out Sarah, who was not the driving force, had not less than 42 doses of the remedy in her system earlier than the crash.
The kids additionally had wherever from 9 to 19 doses of the generic Benadryl of their our bodies, in line with toxicology reviews.
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These reviews additionally indicated Jennifer had a blood alcohol stage of .102; the authorized restrict is .08. Slates testified that will be the equal of 5 beers.
As well as, a sequence of disturbing Google searches was introduced on the inquest. Slates testified investigators discovered a sequence of searches on Sarah’s cellphone together with “can 500 mgs of Benadryl kill a 120-pound lady?” and “is loss of life by drowning comparatively painless?”
She additionally searched no-kill shelters for canine, maybe indicating she was planning on dropping off the household canine at a shelter earlier than the couple’s plan went into motion.
In keeping with Oregonian reporter Molly Young, who attended the inquest, two case investigators concluded Jennifer and Sarah Hart deliberate to commit suicide collectively and homicide their youngsters within the course of.
The jury will now deliberate on explanation for loss of life for every particular person.