Jovan Trevino, 33, has been charged with two murders after she admitted herself to a hospital and confessed to staff that she had just drowned her children
A Las Vegas mother faces two murder charges after she admitted herself to a hospital and allegedly confessed to staff that she had just drowned her children while bathing at her home.
Jovan Trevino, 33, was arrested Monday night at the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center.
She allegedly told doctors she killed Gihanna Fox, 1 and Christopher Fox III, 4, in separate bathtubs at their home in Henderson, Nevada, before driving the 90 miles to the hospital, which is just across the state border from Arizona. is.
Henderson police responded to a call from Trevino’s ex-fiancée Christopher Fox, the children’s father, who asked to “investigate a medical emergency” at her home.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Trevino had filed a temporary injunction against Fox, preventing him from entering the house the night of the drownings. He told police he called because “it didn’t seem right.”
When officers arrived at the house, they found the two children ‘out of help’ and both were pronounced dead at the scene. At the time, police released a statement calling their deaths “suspicious.”
It wasn’t until Trevino allegedly confessed to the hospital miles away that the police arrested her.
According to the warrant, Trevino said she took a heavy dose of Allerga before drinking Theraflu, three beers and a shot of tequila. Then she filled a bath for her son Christopher.
Henderson police responded to a call from Trevino’s ex-fiancée and the children’s father, Christopher Fox, asking that they “explore a medical emergency.”
When officers arrived at the house, they found the two children ‘out of help’ and both were pronounced dead at the scene
“Jovan tricked Christopher into playing on his stomach in the bathtub by giving him glasses and using them to see better underwater,” the police wrote in the warrant.
Trevino then allegedly used one of her legs to hold the boy under the water. Trevino told police it took three to four minutes for her to know her son was dead.
She then went to another bathroom and drowned her one-year-old daughter Gihanna by holding her under water until she stopped breathing, police say.
Arizona police arrested Trevino at the hospital.
They found out she planned to kill her children and then herself, but voluntarily went to the hospital instead, according to the local station. CLASS.
After the alleged drownings, Jovan Trevino, 33, drove across state lines to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, where she was arrested
While searching her home, police reportedly found a suicide note on her phone, in which Trevino allegedly wrote that she couldn’t “run away from this earth and leave my precious children behind.”
Police also say they found a large, bloodied kitchen knife and towel in the bedroom of the house.
When police questioned her, they said Trevino admitted to writing the suicide note and said she tried and failed to commit suicide several times after killing her children.
She first tried to cut her wrist and throat with the knife, but it didn’t work, according to… KTNV, a Las Vegas affiliate of ABC.
She then continued to drink alcohol and left her home, police said, “believing she could park in the car and overheat causing her to die or potentially drive head-on into another vehicle and cause a collision that would kill her.” CLASS reported.
Instead, she drove nearly two hours, across state lines, to the Regional Medical Center in Western Arizona and made her confession.
Fox has set up a GoFundMe memorial page that has raised $3,095 of its $7,500 goal as of Wednesday night. He is pictured above with the children, Christopher Fox III, left, and Gihanna
The father of the children has a GoFundMe memorial page that has raised $3,095 of its $7,500 goal as of Wednesday night.
The page doesn’t list Trevino by name, but the description reads: ‘We lost both my children to an unnecessary crime. Christopher and Gihanna were our lovely children and only made our days better by just seeing them smile. Christopher was a great kid with a big heart and knew what to do to make your day better. Christopher just liked being around people and was a sociable kid.
‘Gihanna was our dancer and cheeky kid, she loves music and dancing, she walked up to us and gave us a big hug when we got home from work. Our children had so much life ahead of them and we wanted to see them thrive in everything they wanted to do in life. They will be truly missed as our hearts hurt right now. We would appreciate anything to put our children in a good place to rest.’
As of Wednesday night, the Clark County coroner had not yet determined the children’s official cause of death and manner of death.
According to the Las Vegas Review JournalTrevino filed a court order seeking full custody of her and Fox’s children and cited a history of domestic violence against him. She also filed multiple protection orders against her ex-fiancé. The custody case was still open on Wednesday.
Fox was charged three times for violating protective orders, the latest on Oct. 4, 2020. He pleaded guilty and his sentencing is set for Sept. 21, according to district court documents.
Trevino was incarcerated in Mojave County Jail and charged with two murders. She will be extradited to Nevada for trial, although documents do not reveal when that will be.