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Jody Herring - Vermont

After losing custody of her 9 year old daughter, 40 year old Jody Herring lost her mind. Before going to the courthouse on Friday to kill social worker, Lara Sobel, she murdered two of her cousins and her aunt. Regina Herring, 43, and Rhonda Herring, 48, the suspect's cousins; and Julie Falzarano, 73, an aunt. The bodies were found Saturday by the daughter of one of the victims.

She killed Sobel at the regional DCF office where she stood over the body with her gun until witnesses tackled her and took the weapon. When police arrived, Herring was described as in a jovial mood, laughing and joking with police officers as they arrested her.

Records show she has been in mild trouble before including DUIs, disorderly conduct and domestic assault among the 11 misdemeanors on her record. Reports say she tried to call her brother twice before shooting the social worker. Once to ask him to get in contact with her immediately and the second, moments later urging him to watch the news and that he would wish he'd returned her call sooner.
Lara Sobel

She has pleaded not guilty to the shooting of the social worker but has yet to enter a plea on her relatives deaths.