Katharine Mihok

Black and white newspaper photo of a smiling girl with a round face and short, light hair. She is wearing glasses.Name: Katharine Renai Mihok.
Died: July 23, 2014.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: A rare chromosomal disorder affecting movement and intellectual development.

Katharine’s mother shot her to death, then killed herself.

From Katharine’s obituary: “Katharine was an energetic and happy child. She loved throwing kisses in the air, posing for pictures, being outdoors discovering, dancing to music, being in the pool, going to school, Girl Scouts and earning badges, and visiting with people. Most of all, she loved her family and her big sister.”

Perpetrator: Karla M. Mihok (Mother).

UPDATE: Norfolk mother kills 8-year-old daughter before taking her own life; woman now identified
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