The Florida woman who was fatally shot just inches away from her children while one of them was in a school zoom session, is grieved as a dedicated mother who has worked so hard to provide for her six children.
Maribel Rosado Morales, 32, was murdered inside her Indiantown residence by her ex-boyfriend Donald Williams, 27, who was charged with premeditated murder.
The murder occurred on the first day of school in Florida, while one of Rosado Morales’ daughters was receiving instructions online. The 10-year-old’s teacher and the other students in Zoom’s class heard the uproar before the shooting, helplessly watching the student react to the violence.
She was a great mother and worked hard to keep food on the table for her children, ”the organizers of the GoFundMe campaign wrote to her children, who were never physically harmed.
“Maribel did everything to raise her children, and she loved them very much,” the organizers said. “It was difficult for Maribel to be a mother of six with a disabled little daughter.”
Martin County Police Chief William Snyder spoke to reporters, claiming that the suspect – who escaped on a bike but was located shortly after – had confessed to arguing with Rosado Morales inside her home.
Snyder said he walked in and confronted her with something related to a video clip. “He says she really started smiling at him, got angry and shot her.”
Rosado Morales was hit twice in the chest. Four of her children witnessed the killing.
Williams, also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of burglary, and one count of being a convicted felon with possession of a firearm, is being held without evidence. He had not pleaded on any of the charges against him and it was not clear on Thursday if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Rosado Morales’ mother said her grandchildren had told her that Williams “opened the gate and entered quietly” before shooting twice. A bullet hit her granddaughter’s computer.
Anna Rosado Cabrera told the station that she would raise her grandchildren, ages 10 to 17.