Mexico Mormon Massacre: 7-month-old miracle baby survives cartel carnage after mother gives up her life to save her
A 7-month-old baby was saved from death by her mother who was killed in the Mexico cartel massacre.
A seven-month-old baby has miraculously survived the brutal gunfire unleashed by drug cartels on innocents in Mexico.
The baby survived as a result of one final and selfless act from her mother, who later died. Baby Faith was one amongst the survivors of the carnage which took place in Sonora state on Monday. Cartel members decided to ambush three cars that were full of children and their mothers in a case of possible mistaken identity.
Just a few hours after 29-year-old Christina Marie Langford Johnson was killed, relatives discovered that her baby daughter, Faith, had survived totally unharmed. The baby was found strapped into her car seat inside the bullet filled car. Relative Kendra Lee Miller took to Facebook to share a post on Tuesday morning.
She wrote, "They found Christina’s baby Faith with the vehicle around her riddled with bullet holes. Somehow she had remained untouched, and alive. She was in her car seat, which looked to have been hurriedly placed on the floor of the vehicle by her mother for protection".
Miller wrote about the merciless massacre in vast detail and described the tragic moments of the three mothers and their children. She revealed that the three women -- Christina, Rhonita 'Nita' Maria Miller, and Dawna Ray Langford -- had been traveling in separate cars with around 14 children between them.
Christina and Dawna and their children were 10 metres ahead of Rhonita when they were "fired upon from ahead". "Christina jumped out waving her arms to let the attackers know that it was women and children in the vehicles. She gave her life to try and save the rest," Kendra continued.
We had previously reported that at least nine US citizens, including infants, have been shot and killed in an attack by cartel gunmen, according to Arizona Central. As reported by the Associated Press, relatives of the family said that the ambush killed four children as they were traveling from Bavispe to a wedding in LaBaron, Chihuahua. Three other children suffered bullet wounds, said Lafe Langford Jr., a relative of some of the victims.
The victims belonged to a Mormon community and were traveling to another community to attend a wedding in a convoy of three vehicles, say reports.