An Oklahoma woman and her 1-year-old daughter were shot and killed by her husband before he turned the gun on himself, according to People Magazine.
Police were called to the home of Tiffani Hill, 31, and John Donato, 42, on Friday, and officers discovered both of them dead. Their 1-year-old daughter was also found dead at the home.
Investigators believe that Donato was the shooter, People Magazine reported. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the case.
Hill made local headlines last November in Oklahoma when she won $2 million on a California scratch off lottery ticket. After winning, she married Donato and the couple moved to Oklahoma together.
Family members told People Magazine that Donato was abusive to Hill and that she had told them she wanted to escape the relationship. An attorney for the family, Theresa McGhee, told the station that the lottery win was a point of contention in with the couple.
“Tiffani never reached out to me about anything of that nature,” McGhee clarified, “but I did speak with her mom. And her mom wants the message that Tiffani was trying to get away from it.”
According to Law and Crime News, Hill and Donato left behind three other children.
A statement from the police listed the cause of death for all three family members as gunshot wounds.
People Magazine reported that any money remaining from the couple’s estate will be put into a trust fund for Hill’s other children.
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