Pictures and snapshots below….from NY Daily News:
Moments after posting a photo of his beautiful baby daughter online, a disturbed dad made good on a Facebook threat and killed the toddler with a bullet to her head.
The chilling crime unfolded on social media after the little girl’s mom awoke Monday morning to her estranged baby daddy standing over her bed with a handgun, police in Colorado told the Daily News Tuesday.
The mom fought with her jealous ex-beau and fled to a neighboring apartment where she desperately called 911, cops said.
When police arrived on scene, an officer entered to find Merrick McKoy and little Mia with gunshot wounds, police said.
Both were rushed to a local hospital, but only McKoy survived. He was in critical condition.
“I told u I can’t live without u lol u thought I was joking now me n Mia out this bitch,” McKoy, 22, wrote on his Facebook page shortly before gunning down 19-month-old Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa.
The cowardly dad made an exaggerated face with puckered lips as he held the helpless youngster in his arms for one last, haunting father-daughter portrait. “Don’t judge me had no choice,” he wrote in his final Facebook post before carrying out his fiendish plan.
The little girl’s mother, Kimphone (Kim) Phanthavongsa, 21, had an active restraining order against McKoy following a domestic violence incident, Westminster, Colo., police confirmed.
The mom was “hysterical” when she learned of her daughter’s fate, so police have yet to interview her, a police spokeswoman told The News.
“We’re trying to be very respectful of the fact that she tragically lost her child,” Investigator Cheri Spottke said, calling the incident “particularly heinous.”