Newborn twins and their two-year-old sister have become orphans after their mum died on the same day as their dad’s funeral.
Stephanie Caceres, 27, died on Wednesday from an infection she was struck down with following a caesarean section on July 14, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Her death came on the same day her partner and dad to her children Jevaughn Suckoo was buried after he was gunned down outside their home in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Police say Jevaughn was murdered when he was fatally shot in July 11 – three days before Stephanie gave birth to twins Jevaughn Jr and Lailah.
Jevaughn was also bringing up his two-year-old daughter Kailanie at the time of the killing.
The day after Stephanie gave birth she posted on Facebook: “I just don’t understand how someone can have the heart to leave three kids without a father especially two that never got the chance to even meet him.
“They didn’t deserve this! I’m trying I really am to stay strong but this has to be the toughest battle I’ve ever had to fight.”
She later died after spending 10 days in intensive care following the infection.
A charity fundraising page has been launched to help the family.