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Woman Kills Herself, Five Children Over Husband's Schedule: 'My Demons Won Over Me'

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Source: Courtsey Greenbrier COunty Sherrifs office; Facebook/Raven Frisbie

Jan. 23 2021, Updated 2:35 p.m. ET

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A West Virginia woman, in an apparent fit over her husband's work schedule which only allowed him to be home on weekends, reportedly shot and killed her three children, two stepchildren and herself, torching and burning down the family house before she committed suicide. 

The remains of 25-year-old Oreanna Antoinette Myers and the kids, ranging in age from 1-7, were found in and around the charred house. Myers' husband, Brian David Bumgarner, was the father of all of the children except one.

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Myers had left a suicide note for Bumgarner in the family car, which was signed with her initials and a bloody fingerprint. "This is no one's fault but my own. My demons won over me. Sorry, I wasn't strong enough," it read. 

She also reportedly left a written confession and a will for him to find. 

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Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan revealed to local news that Myers and Bumgarner had been previously arguing about his work schedule and the amount of time it kept him away from home. The family car was out of commission due to a previous accident, so Bumgarner had been spending weeknights at his father's house in order to catch a ride to work with his brother each day. 

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Myers accused her husband in a series of texts reviewed under investigation that he was "choosing money" over her, to which he replied that he had to work to pay the family bills and put food on the table. 

"I beg and cry for help, and never do I get it," Myers replied. 

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Investigators said that there was no other indication that the couple had been having problems, and that their text messages were otherwise affectionate toward each other. They noted that Myers, to their knowledge, had not been previously treated for or diagnosed with any mental illness. 

The oldest two children, Shawn Bumgarner, 7, and Riley Bumgarner, 6, were from their father's previous marriage. Their mother, Raven Frisbie, took to Facebook on January 21 with fierce words for Myers: "She murdered my babies and now everyone knows it. I've been more than patient waiting for this day and now that it's here there is nothing that is going to keep me quiet. I fought for them while they were alive and I will continue to do so after."

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