- A man tried to kill his estranged girlfriend and their two children. He succeeded with them, although not with her…
- Now, 13 years later, she manages to start her life again with a new miracle child
- She thought she would never be able to give birth, but destiny had something else in mind for her
Back in December 2003, Erin Weaver let her estranged boyfriend, and father of her two children, take them holiday shopping.
The minute she went out with them and Mark Fregia, she felt she had made a big mistake. He had a history of domestic abuse, but she never thought this could extend to their kids, 2-year-old Daelen and 6-year-old Devlin. Yet it tragically did.
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"I thought I was doing the right thing by letting him see them,” Weaver said, but then "he started driving the opposite way of where we were supposed to be going and he wasn’t saying anything. He drove out of the town where we lived. I was trying to wave down other drivers."
The deadly outcome came too fast for her to do anything. Fregia apparently asked his oldest daughter to get him a soda bottle that was placed under the car seat. Immediately after getting hold of it, Fregia poured its content on Weaver, which turned out to be gasoline. He then set her on fire. "I burst into flames," Weaver recalled, adding that she then “jumped out and stopped, dropped and rolled."
That was the last thing she recalled before waking up two months later, with 85% of her body burned and legally blind in one eye. She was then told the children had died of smoke inhalation.
Fregia was sentenced to two life terms without the possibility of parole, but even though he was sent to prison, Weaver’s life was destroyed. "I was really lost. I didn’t know how to live my life without being a mom. For the first six years I basically just cried every day all day long," she said.
She felt that conceiving a child again could help her overcome her trauma, but nearing her 40s, Weaver sensed her chances were getting slimmer.
Yet life can shine some light into those in need, and Weaver started a relationship last year, and got pregnant!
One week short of her 40th birthday, on April 6, Weaver gave birth to Kealani Marie. Thirteen years had gone by since her terrible ordeal, but "everything I have cried and prayed for for 12 years… My prayers were finally answered. I am so lucky to be her mom," she said of her baby daughter.
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