A Georgia mom is being hailed as a hero, spending her last moments alive protecting her 6-month-old baby.
According to WGHP, 33-year-old Jessica Arrendale was with her husband, 30-year-old Antoine Davis, Saturday night when the former Marine grew violent and abusive.
Police say Davis chased her upstairs and kicked in the bathroom door.
Arrendale tried to defend herself with a baseball bat, but the former marine overpowered her.
According to officers, Davis grabbed the bat and struck her several times, then shot Arrendale in the head with a rifle while she was still holding the baby.
According to WSB, Officers say when Davis shot Arrendale, she twisted her body and fell in the opposite direction and dropped Cobie into the toilet.
Arrendale’s family believes Davis would have also shot the baby, but she was hidden in the toilet.
Little Cobie stayed inside the toilet for 13 hours.
The baby was treated for hypothermia and head trauma.
Police believe the baby was struck in the head by the baseball bat during the confrontation between her parents.
Investigators say after Davis shot Arrendale in the head, he went to the baby’s room and shot himself in the head and died.