Miriam Carey's Family Responds to Capitol Hill Shooting

The sisters of the woman who was killed by capitol police discuss her history of mental illness.
2:20 | 10/05/13

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killed by capitol police just days ago. They're giving a clearer picture of miriam carey, her sisters argue that she did not deserve to die and abc's gio benitez spoke to the family. Good morning, gio. Reporter: The sisters are on a mission for answers. Now, they're sitting down with us. These two women are remarkably composed. Overnight the sisters of miriam carey telling us that she was a loving mother who had dreams of being a teacher and dentist. Not a criminal. Was she a violent person? No she wasn't. Reporter: But police said they were forced to shoot and kill the 34-year-old in the nation's capital on thursday. Police said that carey's black infiniti was weapon enough. Her 2-year-old daughter in the car with her. She didn't have a political agenda. She wasn't a terrorist. She had a diagnosis of postpartum depression psychosis. Reporter: The sisters are speaking from unique backgrounds. Officers had enough time to assess the occupants of the vehicle. Not only did they took someone out of harm's way, they took someone's life. Reporter: One in ten women will experience postpartum depression. Mental illness really should have more attention. Reporter: Sources say that last year, the father of carey's daughter called police reportedly out of concern over the claims that president obama had placed her house under electronic surveillance, something that her sisters never heard her talk about, but this morning, they want to shine a light on her illness and whether police handled it appropriately. If there's something that you could say to miriam right now, what would you say? We wish you were here. Reporter: The family has hired an attorney to help investigate what happened thursday, they haven't taken any legal action, at least not yet. Not yet. All right, gio, thank you. Another story in d.C., Day

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