A woman shot and killed her 15-year-old granddaughter before turning the gun on herself inside a Hilton hotel room, just hours after the youngster sent a Snapchat to her parents showing off the room's view.
Fayth Elizabeth Norman and her grandmother Charlott Livingston were found dead when they failed to check out of the Fort Worth, Texas, hotel on Monday.
The grandmother left a note behind saying she 'wanted to take Fayth's life because she didn't want the teenager to live the type of life she had to live,' according to police.
Family of the two said that they checked into the hotel room late on Saturday, and then failed to check out by the required time on Monday, reported WFAA.
Fayth lived with her grandmother and legal guardian, Charlott Livingston.
She did have a relationship with her mother, Candice Norman, but had not lived with her for 10 years.
'To know her was to love her, that's for sure. She was perfect, she was perfect,' Norman told WFAA news.
She added: 'The last snap Fayth had was the view from the room of the hotel, I just thought, oh that's really nice she's getting to do that. And I never, I never thought that would be it.'
Fayth was Norman's eldest daughter, and photos taken on her 15th birthday just weeks before her tragic death show a doting older sister.
The note, left by Fayth's grandmother, was paraphrased to Norman by the police, and the family believe that mental illness likely played a role in this tragedy.
CPS could not confirm its contents due to confidentiality, and have said that they are not investigating the teenager's death, reported WFAA.
Norman says that, despite concerns, she never thought something like this would happen, or that her own mother could take her daughter away forever.
'I just miss her, I don't know what to do without her,' Norman told WFAA.
Her fiance, Bill Guzman, told the news station that he believes police should have 'done a whole lot more' in investigating the deaths.
A memorial for Fayth will be held in Mansfield, Texas, and the family has set up a GoFundMe page for funeral costs.
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