A woman killed her 10-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter in Florida following a custody battle with her ex-husband from Maine.

Father from Maine Given Custody of Son

The father, Nick Hutchins, was given primary custody of his son, Aiden Hutchins. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Brandy Hutchins was supposed to return Aiden to Maine by August 21. She did not show up, and the judge in the case ordered her to turn him over to the father immediately, according to WGME News.

The father drove to Lake Wales, Florida to get his son, but Brandy Hutchins did not show up again.

Mother Killed Children in Mobile Home Park

The Sheriff’s Office searched for his son over the weekend and received a tip about his location at a mobile home park. Polk County Sheriff Grad Judd said Brandy Hutchins shot and killed her son and daughter and then killed herself.

Laid to Rest in Maine

Aiden Hutchins will be laid to rest in Maine, said his father.

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