A Pennsylvania mother is dead after her former boyfriend fatally shot her in front of her son before taking his own life.
Amanda Boring, 37, was driving in the Conemaugh Township area on Friday evening when her ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old William C. Yarina, rear-ended her car, The Tribune-Democrat reports. Both parties got out of the car and got into an argument, according to the Cambria County Coroner's Office; Yarina then took out a gun and shot Boring before shooting himself, according to the outlet.
Boring's 12-year-old son was in the car with her at the time of the altercation and was among numerous people who called 911 to report the shooting, The Tribune-Democrat reports. Both Boring and Yarina sustained gunshot wounds to the chest, and both were pronounced dead upon the arrival of authorities and first-responders.
The Cambria County Coroner's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Oxygen.com.
Boring is survived by her two sons, ages 4 and 12, according to a GoFundMe campaign launched in her honor.
Prior to her death, Boring had told friends that she feared for her safety and suspected that her ex may try to hurt her, Fox 8 reports. Yarina was harassing and threatening her, and sending her between 40 and 50 text messages a day, Boring's friend, Rob Barmoy, told the outlet.
“She came to me with concerns that Bill was going to kill her. She mentioned, 'He’s going to kill me, Rob,'" he said.
He recalled taking her to the police to report the harassment; they suggested that she get an order of protection against Yarina, but she opted not to.
“She could’ve went after a [protection from abuse order], but she chose not to because she didn’t want him to lose his job," Barmay said. "She didn’t want bad things for Bill, she just wanted him to leave her alone. And ultimately it cost her her life.”
Boring worked as an administrative assistant at East Hills Engineering Associates, an engineering firm based in Windber, Pennsylvania. In a post on its Facebook page, the company confirmed Boring's passing and offered its condolences to her loved ones.
"We are saddened and heart-broken about the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague Amanda Boring who filled our office with love, joy, and laughter," the post read. "Our condolences to the family of this beautiful and wonderful soul. The memory of her and her warm smile will forever hold a special place in our East Hills family. May she rest in peace."
Boring's friends remember her as a "great person" who always put her kids first, according to Fox 8 interviews. Barmay, who is also a restaurant owner who held a fundraiser for Boring's kids over the weekend, told The Tribune-Democrat that she will be "greatly missed."
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