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Madonna Badger Attempted Suicide After Christmas House Fire

Madonna Badger, the woman who lost her three children and parents in a house fire over the Christmas season, has attempted suicide.

Badger’s story is beyond sad. Her Connecticut abode caught fire on December 25, taking the lives of her seven-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger, Lily Badger, 10, and her parents Lomer and Pauline Johnson. The blaze was caused by yule log embers. Only Badger and her boyfriend Michael Borcina survived.

Now, Badger has attempted to take her own life. A family member revealed to the NY Daily News that the mother had been hospitalized after she purposely injured herself in a bid to escape the pain of losing her entire family:

“She is okay… She is out [of the hospital] and somewhere safe. It’s just terrible, nobody could really hold up well under the circumstances.”

A funeral service for all those who died in the fire was held on January 5, during which Badger said:

“When I used to hear about people losing a child I would say I could never ever, ever live through losing my babies. Gracie asked a thousand times if she was going to die before me. I said, ‘No. that’s never going to happen.”

Apparently, Michael Borcina may be in trouble with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, after it was revealed his construction company – which had been doing renovation work on Badger’s waterfront home – did not possess the correct paperwork to undertake such work in the state. It’s not been confirmed if an investigation will follow.

[Via NY Daily News]