In her final Instagram article, the Atlanta mother who supposedly murdered her daughter — a former NBC 4 intern in New York— and her son at home before she took her own life gushed over both kids. Last published on Instagram Wednesday, Marsha Edwards discovered all three died of gunshot injuries in the Cobb County townhouse of the family the same day.
“I had the greatest summer, first in Miami with [Chris] and then in Italy with Erin,” she wrote with a smiling selfie. “I couldn’t ask for better kids.” Allegedly, the 58-year-old mother shot and murdered her daughter, 20-year-old Erin Edwards, and her son, 24-year-old Christopher Edwards, told.
The grisly scene was discovered at the Nobility Way home of the family during a welfare check. Marsha and Christopher, a digital content manager for the Film and Entertainment Office of Atlanta Mayor, attended an annual meeting in Miami two weeks earlier at the National Association of Black Journalists.
Then, Instagram’s mom says she and Erin have made a journey to Italy. She shared the pair’s snaps in Florence, at Pisa’s Leaning Tower, and at a Tuscany vineyard. This summer, Erin worked for the digital team of NBC New York while the station reported on Thursday on a break from Boston University.
Marsha shared an Instagram post on June 7 with a screenshot of one of the latest bylines from Erin. Within their Atlanta society, the Edwards family was well known. Marsha has established a supply business for medical equipment. The dad of the children— and the ex-husband of Marsha, Dr. Christopher Edwards — is a physician in the Atlanta area.
He is also the president of the board of the Atlanta Housing Authority, a family spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Dr. Edwards, his extended family, and friends are in a state of grief and shock, and family privacy is of paramount importance as arrangements are made, “Jeff Dickerson spokesperson informed the paper in an emailed declaration.
In a declaration received from the journal, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband also shared their condolences.
“In mourning the loss of three members of the beloved Edwards family, Derek and I enter the larger Atlanta community,” Bottoms said. “Chris and Erin were lovely young adults, vibrant and brilliant, whom we had the enjoyment of understanding their entire life. They filled all those who encountered them with happiness, compassion, and kindness in their life. May the peace of God, which surpasses all knowledge, be with the family of Edwards and all who have the honor of knowing them.”