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Authorities in Pennsylvania believe a woman posted a suicide note on Facebook, telling her husband "you don't deserve to have a son," shortly before suffocating her 1-year-old and fatally shooting herself.


The bodies of 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer and her son were found by State police inside their home Monday afternoon after being alerted by a friend who saw the Facebook post.


The York County coroner says it's believed Shermeyer composed the note about two hours before police found the bodies in Glen Rock, about 80 miles west of Philadelphia.


In the note, Shermeyer talks about her deep love for her son but also that "all she can think about is leaving this world."


Police called the deaths an apparent murder-suicide pending autopsies Wednesday.

If you are a woman in an abusive relationship, there is help available. The YWCA offers resources here locally in the Spokane area. 

If you are a parent who is struggling with a situation and need a safe place for your child, please call the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. 

And if you are having suicidal thoughts, or thinking about hurting someone else, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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