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Family of eight who drove off cliff died in murder-suicide

The deaths of a family-of-eight who drove their car off a 100-foot cliff were killed in a “murder-suicide,” an inquest has heard.

Jennifer Hart and her partner Sarah, both 38, killed their six adoptive kids, after researching about suicide online.

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Speaking after the verdict, Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Thomas Allman said: “This was held so the truth can come out.

“We needed to know the facts of this case.”

The tragic children were Markis, 19; Hannah, 16; Devonte, 15; Jeremiah, 14; Abigail, 14; and Ciera, 12.

Devonte’s remains have never been found

Devonte, an African-American, drew international attention in 2014 when he was photographed embracing a white police officer at a rally to protest the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

The two Hart women died by suicide, Allman said. The deaths of the six children were ruled to be murders.

There was no known motive, Allman said.

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