When an 11-year-old daughter learned she had cancer, she also learned that she would have to have her leg amputated in order to prolong and improve her quality of life. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Angela Ng was terminally ill after undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the cancer that was found in her femur.
However, despite attempts to keep Angela alive and comfortable for as long as possible, on August 9 at 9:30 a.m. Angela’s mom was making breakfast when a loud gunshot blast scared her. The blast had come from inside her home.
Upon rushing to see what went wrong, the mom found her 11-year-old daughter with a fatal gunshot wound. Angela’s father, Kenbian Ng, had shot and killed his little girl before turning the gun on himself.
While Angela was pronounced dead at the scene, Kenbian wasn’t pronounced dead until after he was transported to a local hospital.
Dad Kills Terminally Ill Daughter, 11, Then Himself
As the Sun-Sentinel reports, Angela was scheduled to undergo the amputation in Boston on August 28. As reports state, it was the same day Kenbian and Angela’s mom would have celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary.
Pictures on Kenbian’s Facebook show that Angela loved to smile, study martial arts, and loved her parents very much. Angela was their only child.
“It was a devastating terminal illness,” Davie police spokesman Lt. Mark Leone told the Sun-Sentinel. “She was not going to get any better. … It is such a tragic situation, a terrible situation. It is devastating. It’s a lose-lose situation.”
Angela had turned 11 on May 10. And according to an extended family member, the parents were distraught while watching their daughter fight so hard against cancer. “[Kenbian] couldn’t talk,” the cousin-in-law said of the time she learned about Angela’s cancer. “He just cried.”
As Scott Eliason, a psychologist at the Idaho Department of Corrections told the Sun-Sentinel, these types of murder-suicides are often very unpredictable. And when it comes to caregivers being behind the tragedy, the murder is often looked at as an extension of their suicide.
“Sometimes you get what’s called caregiver burnout where you have a caregiver taking care of a terminally ill person and that stress leads to some kind of depression. They’re worried about abandoning the person, so that’s where the murder comes in.”
According to authorities, Angela’s mom was absolutely distraught after finding her family dead.