The Latest: a Woman told police anger led her to spank child

FOREST, Wash. – The Latest on a family that was killed when their SUV plummeted off a beautiful California highway (all times are local):

9:14 pm

A woman who died when her family popped up out of a Northern California cliff in an SUV pled guilty to domestic assault charges in 2011, after telling the authorities “, she let her anger get out of hand”, while a beating of her 6-year-old adopted daughter.

Sarah Heart plea deal in Douglas County, Minnesota, led to the dismissal of a malicious punishment of a child charge.

The California Highway Patrol, said Sarah Hart, her, his wife and their six children, probably all killed when their vehicle went into a ravine. Three children were not found.

According to a 2010 criminal complaint, the girl told a teacher at her elementary school. The teacher observed bruises on the girl and alerted the authorities.

Sarah Hart told the police that she and her partner, Jennifer Heart, not usually spank their children. Sarah Hart said she had done from the discipline of the child.


11:07 pm

A family which gained attention for emotional picture of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer in 2014, a protest died when their SUV plummeted off a beautiful California highway.

Authorities said Wednesday that they believe six children were in the vehicle with their parents, three siblings not yet found.

The Heart-Tribe, as they were known, took spontaneous road trips, friends and believe that they may have been on one of those adventures when their SUV veered off Pacific Coast Highway on rocks in the ocean.

Friends described the couple Jennifer and Sarah’s Heart as loving parents who promoted social justice.

But the neighbors say they saw the signs that caused them to worry about how the homeschooled children were collected.

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