A 28-year-old mother of three was fatally stabbed Monday in a confrontation outside the family's home in Hemet, California.
As reported by NBC Los Angeles, Shawna Weems was attacked at about 12:30 a.m. Monday after she confronted a man and woman who were doing drugs outside her children's bedroom window, family members said. Her husband said she only asked the people to move away from her family's home.
Weems Stabbed After Confrontation Led to Argument
An argument ensued, and the woman pulled out a knife. Weems' husband was on his way out of the house when he encountered a horrific scene.
"Just imagine if that was your wife or your daughter, and that got taken from you like that," said husband Cody Weems. "How could you live with yourself with who you are? How could you stay out there like this without turning yourself in?"
Shawna Weems was stabbed several times. She later died at the hospital. No arrests have been reported in the case. The attacker and a man left the scene on Gilbert Street in the Riverside County community in an RV, Cody Weems said.
Husband Described Her 'Greatest Wife I Could Ever Imagine'
Weems was a mother of three children, ages 5, 6 and 7. "Most caring, loving, outgoing, down to earth person I've ever met in my life," said Cody Weems. "The greatest wife I could ever imagine. The greatest daughter to her dad. She was such a good woman."
Shawna Weems worked as a care provider for people with special needs. "The smile on her face brightened everybody's face," Cody Weems said. "She was that one person. She was there for everybody."
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Cody and his children move out of the apartment and put back the pieces of their lives that will never be the same.