This post discusses domestic violence.
Like many proud mums on the first day of school, Alana Martin posted a photo of her sons to social media to mark the occasion.
"My big man and littlest man starting high school and kindy today," she captioned the image of her two smiling boys, arms around each other, ready for a new chapter.
"Big year for all of us this year."
She was 30 years old.
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Alana’s Facebook profile reveals a loving and optimistic young woman, committed to her children, her friends, and herself.
"It’s simple. She was tired. Good women get tired. No matter how strong, every woman has a breaking point. You cross that line, you lose her for good."
Alana shared these words on the first day of 2024.
By the end of that month, Alana’s children would be home, as their mother was allegedly murdered by the man who once claimed to love her. The man who shared a home with her, according to police.