mySoulRebel Discussion started by mySoulRebel 9 months ago
Look At Her Face, Know Her Name! She Had Been A Victim Of Domestic Abuse For Years. I Said Had Because She Was Murdered! My Heart Hurts Behind This! Read What Her Daughter Posted Below! We Need To Put An End To Domestic Violence! 

Shantae McDonald, the older daughter of the woman murdered by her husband yesterday, April 10, has disclosed that her mother was three weeks pregnant, adding that she was also filing for divorce from the man who killed her.

The mother, Rouleene Clarke-Gowans, who was a correctional officer at Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, died after being shot by her estranged husband Patrick Gowans, who also shot himself dead at the crime scene.

The couple’s 12-year-old daughter, who was travelling to school in her father’s car, watched the episode turn deadly despite her appeals for peace. McDonald, in a social media post, said her step-father was abusive to her mother. She, as earlier reported by The Beacon, added that he went to the crime scene to wait for her mother to show up.


My step-father abused my mother for years mentally and physically. She was tired of it and left at the beginning of the year. She was filing for divorce. She was living back and forth at my house and my grandpa’s house. This is not the first time he tried to kill her from the year started.

She was on her way to work in the morning when he lay waited her (with my 12 year old sister in the car). He saw her and ran to her with his gun. My sister tried to hold him back saying “Daddy no, MOMMY RUN!” but he flashed her off and continue to chase after my mom. My sister continued behind him.

He approached her and starting putting the gun to her head. My mom said “KC u don’t have to do this”. He fired the first shot in her stomach. She was a couple weeks pregnant which most person did not know but he knew. She fell to the ground. At this point my sister was beside her dad.

He fired two in her back and one in her head then proceeded to put the gun in his mouth and killed himself. At the moment, he was not dead. He was gasping for air for a couples minutes well until he died. Please I share my story with all to eliminate the defamation of my mother’s name and shed light on abuse. If you know anyone being abuse please reach out for help.

This is the ultimate act of sadness. A 12 year old witness the murder of her mom and a selfless act of her father. Please keep my family especially my sister Patreeka and my 3 year old daughter Zoel in your prayers and thoughts as we grieve the death of my mother Deshanay Clarke.

RIP MOMMY and I will make you proud by taking up where you left of being a mother to my sister ?? I will always and forever love you!
Chris Walters
Chris Walters Utterly heartbreaking 😢 9 months ago