Nineteen-month-old Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa was an innocent baby just learning to walk; but that didn’t stop her father, Merrick McKoy, 22, from allegedly putting a bullet through her head Monday morning immediately after posting a selfie of them together on Facebook.
In an exclusive interview with Denver’s Fox 31, Mia’s distraught mother, Kim Phanthavongsa, 21, said she wishes he would have killed her instead.
“I miss her hug, I miss her kiss,” said Phanthavongsa. “He not only took her life, he took everybody’s life around her…we are all heartbroken.”
As previously reported by NewsOne, Phanthavongsa awoke at around 9:35 a.m. Monday morning to find McKoy standing over her with a gun. Terrified, Phanthavongsa, who had an active restraining order against him, ran from the apartment to call 911.
While she was on the phone with the dispatcher, a gunshot pierced the air.
“I was on the phone with the officer, next thing I heard was a gunshot,” said Phanthavongsa. “It was my daughter, he shot my daughter.”
Baby Mia was killed with a gunshot to the head. McKoy, who after allegedly shooting his daughter turned the gun on himself, survived the attempted murder-suicide and is recovering at a local hospital.
Before allegedly committing the unconscionable act, McKoy posted a picture on Facebook of himself holding his daughter, who looked nervously into the camera. He then posted the following status updates: “Don’t judge me had no choice” and “I told I I can’t live without u lol u thought I was joking now me n Mia out this b—-.”
Watch news report of the horrific crime below:
Phanthavongsa is still in shock that McKoy turned his evil on their daughter: “If he threatened to kill me, why not do it, why you have to threaten my daughter, she don’t know nothing … she don’t know anything that’s going on.”
Watch the entire interview here.
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11 Of The Most Memorable Quotes From 'The Best Man'
1. November 15th! Let the countdown begin.
It's officially countdown time for the release of "The Best Man Holiday." But before their reunion on November 15th, we're taking a look back at the crew's first meetup and reminiscing on the most memorable quotes from the first film, "The Best Man." From Jordan's cutthroat piercing words to Harper, to Quentin personal reflection on his Luke dancers, these quotes are forever embedded into our vocabulary.
2. 11. Quentin is the ultimate wedding crasher.
"You know how many single honeys be at weddin's? It's about to be a ho-asis in that baby, honey."
3. 10. Lance vows to never cheat again.
"In case you didn't know, marriage is the cure to promiscuity."
4. 9. Shelby is not excited to see Harper.
"Ah, Harper Stewart. Richard Wrong. Langston Snooze."
5. 8. Harper proposes to Robin.
"You know what your problem is? You don't live enough for today. For once just live in the moment."
6. 7. Quentin is a pimp.
"This sh*t is about to be ig'nant off the hook. Luke dancers. Luke... Dancers."
7. 6. Candace gives Merch an epic lap dance.
"Oh yeah daddy... Candy loves you!"
8. 5. Mia tries to deny the scandal.
"Jordan... good girls never tell."
9. 4. Jordan pressures Mia.
"Bi***, don't make me hurt you!"
10. 3. Mia confesses to Jordan, kinda.
"What we shared was as sweet and as endearing as a forehead kiss. It was what I wanted. It was what I needed. He was a gentleman, and a friend, and I will always love him for that."
11. 2. Harper blames Jordan for his skeletons.
"They would have been in marital bliss by the time the book was SUPPOSED to have come out! But thanks to you, Miss "I Want An Exclusive," I got my a** whupped! I almost got thrown from a fu**ing BUILDING because of yo a**! So, thank you, Jordan! Thank you! And what the fu*k is that smell?"
12. 1. Jordan goes in on Harper.
"You know, maybe if I had the luxury of getting my a** whooped, I could be calm right now. But I have been drinking tequila shots, my hormones are raging out of control, I'm emotional, I'm horny, and I don't wanna hear about no goddamn peas! Fu*k you! Good night!"