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Ex-Boyfriend Kills Georgia Mother In Murder-Suicide Leaving 4-Year-Old Son An Orphan

Authorities concluded that Kaleshia Lyons died from blunt force trauma to the face.

In Georgia, a young mother was reportedly killed in a murder-suicide earlier this month, leaving the former couple’s 4-year-old son an orphan.

According to WXIA-TV, 29-year-old Kaleshia Lyons was killed by her ex-boyfriend, 34-year-old Harold Dakers, on November 4. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a 911 call and arrived to find Lyons dead around 9 p.m. They say she died from blunt force trauma to the face during the morning hours of the same day.

Lyons and Dakers shared a 4-year-old son, Gavin.

A search subsequently took place for Dakers until police received a tip on November 8 that he was seen heading into a wooded area near North Lassiter Street and Villa Trave in Lithia Springs.

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Deputies then arrived at the wooded area and saw Dakers but soon lost him after he pulled a handgun and ran away before locating him again after they heard a gunshot. Soon after, the deputies found Dakers lying in a creek, having appeared to have shot himself with his handgun.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Lyons’ family to cover funeral expenses. The account’s description noted that she would be laid to rest next to her mother.

“Kaleshia Lyons was brutally murdered Friday, November 4th, by the father of her child, who then proceeded to take his own life, leaving their child, Gavin, without both of his parents,” read the statement. “Kaleshia was a beautiful soul and wonderful mother taken from this world far too soon. This fundraiser supports Kaleshia’s family with costs associated with her funeral, burial and care for Gavin.”

Previously, Dakers was accused of sexually assaulting Lyons inside the apartment he shared with his mother in Villa Rica. On June 19, he was arrested and held on bond for allegedly choking Lyons unconscious and raping her at the Hampton Court Apartments.

Dakers was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and theft by taking but was released on bond – against the Coweta County District Attorney’s wishes. He was also not required to wear an ankle monitor once on bond.

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