Mother Of Twins Slain In Alleged Murder-Suicide Speaks Out

| by Zara Zhi
Hayden and Kayden Hiatt.Hayden and Kayden Hiatt.

The mother of twin baby girls is in critical condition after the girls' father allegedly shot them while they were in her arms on Nov. 13. The man then reportedly killed the woman's father before killing himself.

Now, the only survivor of the ordeal is speaking out.

The father of the twins, Gawain Rushane Wilson, 28, killed himself at the scene after committing the triple murder, First Coast News reports.

The bloodshed occurred at the home of the woman’s father, Travis Hiatt, 49, in Jacksonville, Florida. His daughter, Megan Hiatt, and her 5-month-old girls, Hayden and Kayden, had been living with him, according to Inside Edition.

Wilson purportedly entered the home and demanded his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend pick up the twins, only to shoot them while Megan held them.

“He wanted to destroy her world,” Megan’s mother, Melissa Bateh, told First Coast News. “He wanted her to watch it be destroyed.”

Megan reportedly told her mother: “He killed them in my arms. He made me hold them when he killed them. He made me watch.”

“She had to crawl through her babies' blood, then through the shooter's blood, and to her dad to hear his last words,” Bateh said.

She admitted to having reservations about her daughter’s relationship with Wilson, whom she portrayed as short-tempered and controlling. He allegedly limited Megan's contact with family and friends.

According to Bateh, Wilson bought her a car but wouldn’t let her drive it unless she got permission from him. He also reportedly called her fat only days after she gave birth to the twins, asking her when she was going to lose weight.

“I knew in my gut their relationship was not healthy,” Bateh said.

As to what Wilson’s motive was for killing his twins, Bateh said she doesn’t know, telling First Coast News: "None of us knows. No one knows that. And this goes negative, but on some level, he was a victim. I wish he felt there were other options, but I can't hate him. I can't. I know a mother lost a son, and she loved him — only son and she loved him."

Jacksonville sheriff’s deputies declined to comment on the incident when contacted by Inside Edition.

Sources: Inside Edition via Yahoo News, First Coast News / Photo credit: Facebook via Daily Mail