Murder-Suicide Orphans 4 Children In PA, Family Says

Parents with four children have been identified by their family following a murder-suicide on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Trenton Johns and his wife Alesha Kirkwood Johns.

Trenton Johns and his wife Alesha Kirkwood Johns.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Alesha Kirkwood Johns

Alesha Kirkwood Johns was shot dead by her husband Trenton Johns during a domestic dispute at a home on Elkin Road in Boggs Township between 5:51 and 6:11 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police explained in a release the following morning. 

Alesha was attempting to leave the home when Trenton pulled a gun from his pants and shot her from behind— then he turned the gun on himself, police said.

Alesha attend Butler County Community College and Kittanning High School where she was in the band and played volleyball— and where she met her husband Trenton, according to social media. 

The couple is survived by their four children, the youngest turned 1-year-old in February, according to their family. 

Her family has released the following statement after the news of the murder-suicide was made public by police:

"We have a lot to figure out but we will get through it with love and support. Please do not come with any demands or attitudes. We are going to start taking steps tomorrow to figure things out for the children and how arrangements will be dealt with. I will keep everyone posted once we get funeral arrangements."

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Editor's Note:

This article has been updated to include new information shared with Daily Voice by the family. 

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