Father's Precious Selfie With Daughter Gave No Hint to His Horrific Crime (PHOTO)

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A selfie of a beautiful 19-month-old girl and her doting father on Facebook is normally cause for many "likes," but in the case of little Mia McKoy-Phanthavongsa, it was, tragically, a trophy her father uploaded right before allegedly killing her. Colorado police say that Merrick McKoy uploaded a pic of himself and the curly haired tot right before gunning her down. He then took to the social networking site to "explain" himself, blaming the girl's mother for breaking up with him.

Right before he allegedly shot his daughter to death, the 22-year-old man, who went by "Type R Merrick" on Facebook, posted a photo of himself with his toddler. Little did she know her father was about to reportedly snuff out her life.

He then posted, "I told u I can't live without u lol u thought I was joking now me n Mia out this bitch" and "Ima miss stall lol" and "Don't judge me had no choice" before reportedly trying to commit suicide. He is in the hospital and his condition is unclear.

His friends and family were understandably devastated and shocked by this horrific turn of events and expressed their dismay on his wall, asking if there was more they could have done and wishing he hadn't killed Mia.

I will never understand what causes someone to take the life of a child -- the person who looks you full in the eyes every day with nothing but utter devotion, trust, and love. It's unfathomable.

I certainly do not understand killing your child to get revenge on your ex. And yet we see this story all too often.

And least of all I don't think I will ever understand posting this on Facebook -- even "lol"ing about it. Could he have had any reason? Did he just want attention? Maybe a last-ditch attempt to hope someone would stop him? What?

Merrick was obviously in a huge amount of pain but nothing excuses taking the life of your child. And posting a pic of her moments before, looking so innocent and so happy to be with you. Unimaginably horrible.

If you are remotely thinking of taking your own life, please get help. Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

Why do you think people post their crimes on Facebook?


Image via Type R Merrick/Facebook

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RobJar RobJar

I think you ment to say I will NEVER understand

Kierr... KierraJanae29

This is very sad I send prayers to the little girl and her family . I pray her father spends the rest of his life in prison !

calim... calimomma707

she doesn't look happy in this pic at all, actually she looks like she wants to ask a question. how sad that his hate for her mom trumped the love of hisbeautiful little baby. i dont u/s how ppl can intentionally hurt kids, so sad. REST IN PEACE little one.


Who gives a fuck if he was in pain! I have a problem with the mother running out to get help while  leaving the the child with this guy if she was scared,I would have got my kid then, taken off. Did this have to happen?

nonmember avatar Truth

As long as our justice system keeps brushing off abuse agains women as nothing serious this will continue happening. We need harsher penalties for offenders, not just a slap on the wrist. The little girl’s mother, Kimphone “Kim” Phanthavongsa, 21 had an active restraining order against McKoy following domestic violence incident.

Lisa Schaefer

Robjar is that all you get from the article what they ment to say? This is Horrible. A child is a gift from god. Not a pawn in a relationship.


Ashley Noel

what is the world coming too

Melissa Harmon

This story made me nauseous!!

Erin Higgins

He's a very, VERY selfish lil boy! I hope bubba makes him feel right at home in his new cell block! God has better plans for you boy! He's gonna make sure your body experiences PURE HELL before the Devil gets ahold of your soul! That is if you even have one...

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