A Pennsylvania mother posted a 600 word suicide note on Facebook, repeatedly admonishing her husband, before killing herself and her 12-month old son. Sheri Shermeyer, 40, called her husband “an asshole who deserves to be alone,” before suffocating her son John Russell to death and shooting herself. Friends had asked authorities to check in on Shermeyer after she posted the note the day after Christmas, and discovered the bodies at her home in the town of Glen Rock.
A self-described stay-at-home mom, Shermeyer’s note says she felt like she was “slowly dying inside,” and that “the ONLY thing I have to live for is this little guy asleep in my arms right now, John. He is the only reason why I haven't blown my head off right now. And even now, all I can think about is leaving this world. Putting a gun in my mouth and leaving. Which is what is going to happen.”
Shermeyer then addresses the boy’s father, saying she’s “tired of crying, tired of being threatened with divorce, tired of being physically ignored, tired of being emotionally abused, tired of not being able to eat or sleep, tired of the stress, tired of the headaches, tired of it all. I thought that love would be enough, but it's not. Love of not enough, not for you. You are not capable of having someone love you. You insist on destroying everything good.”
She continues, “You will never see your son again. You don't deserve to have a son, to have a legacy left.” Her last words to him: “Enjoy your miserable life. Thanks for saying goodbye when you left this morning.” The York County coroner believes Shermeyer took her own life and that of her son two hours after posting the note at 10:52 a.m. So far, her post has been shared almost 3,000 times and generated over 3,400 comments.