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DA: Bend mom who shot disabled son tried overdose

Tashina Aleine Jordan was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after taking a combination of pills.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 3:53 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a mother who fatally shot her disabled son attempted suicide by overdosing on drugs.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel told KTVZ-TV that 28-year-old Tashina Aleine Jordan was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after taking a combination of pills. Her 7-year-old son was found dead Monday at the family home.

Jordan previously told the station her son was severely disabled after two brain bleeds put him a coma after his birth.

KTVZ interviewed Jordan when her son was 4, after viewers raised $4,000 to buy the child a specialized bicycle that he could operate himself.

Mason had cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, the station said, and an elementary school "adopted" him in 2017.

Jordan had served on their board of directors at the Central Oregon Disability Support Network and a city accessibility board.

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