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The victim of an apparent murder-suicide, allegedly carried out by rapper J $tash, is being remembered as a sweet and caring person.
Jeanette Gallegos’ three children were present on New Year’s Day when her boyfriend, whose legal name is Justin Joseph, is believed to have shot her multiple times before killing himself with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. Deputies had responded to a possible domestic violence call in Los Angeles County at 7:14 a.m when they discovered the bodies of the 27-year-old mother and her boyfriend, Joseph.
One of Gallegos’ children, who range in age from 5 to 11, reportedly made the domestic violence call to the authorities, the Associated Press reports.
Gallegos is now being remembered for how much she cared about her children and everyone around her.
"My sister was full of life, she was the sweetest most caring person, always there for everyone who needed her," the slain mother's sister Erika Chavez wrote on a GoFundMe set up for funeral expenses. "Her favorite quote 'live today because tomorrow is not promised.'"
Gallegos and Joseph had been dating for about a year. He is not related to any of the children.
"My sister leaves behind 3 beautiful boys who will have to continue living life with what's left, the memories created with their mommy," Chavez wrote on the GoFundMe page.
The murder-suicide wasn’t the rapper’s first allegation of domestic violence. His former girlfriend accused him of beating her unconscious and sending threatening texts in 2014, according to the New York Daily News. The victim uploaded photos of her battered face on the internet but prosecutors threw out the domestic violence charges a year later, according to the Daily News.
Anyone with information about the deaths of the couple is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Bureau at 353-890-5500.
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