The massacre in Dayton, Ohio, has ended, but the aftershocks it left have haunted anyone who lost a loved one.
Dee Lee could not hold in his emotions recalling the moment his wife, Lois L. Oglesby, 27, sent him a message on FaceTime saying, “Babe, I just got shot in my head. I need to get to my kids.”
Lee wrote on his Facebook post, “She was letting me know she loved me and to take care of these kids. I got you, babe!!!!! I can’t stop crying!!!!”
Oglesby was one of the nine people that 24-year-old Connor Betts pointed his gun at on Aug. 4.
She leaves behind a newborn and an older daughter. She was a nursing student and had just returned from maternity leave, her friend, Derasha Merrett told Dayton Daily News.
“She was a wonderful mother. I have cried so much, I can’t cry anymore,” she said.
The Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, where Oglesby’s mother worked for almost 23 years, said in a Facebook post that it was collecting donations to cover funeral costs and “long-term care of the children.”
But after all, nothing can soothe the pain that Lee, as well as family members of the victims, are going to face for the rest of their lives.