Woman at center of tragic murder-suicide investigation posted about apocalypse days before wave of violence

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By journalsofus.com


Social media posts have provided a chilling look at the days before Danielle Cherakiyah Johnson stabbed her boyfriend. pushed his children onto the 405 freeway and committed suicide in a violent accident on Monday.

Johnson’s posts, seen on X where she claimed to be an astrologer and R&B recording artist named “Ayoka,” posted about the upcoming solar eclipse and the apocalypse in the days leading up to the tragic sequence of events.

“Wake up, wake up, the apocalypse is here,” read a post in all caps that was shared two days before his killing spree. “Everyone who has ears listens. Your time to choose what you believe is now.”

Police say the series of posts are now the focus of their ongoing murder-suicide investigation that left a baby dead and a child injured after they were forced onto the 405 Freeway from Johnson’s car after she fatally stabbed her boyfriend. Hours later, she sped toward a tree on the side of the pacific coast highway in Redondo Beach and died.

Johnson, whose website described herself as an astrologer and energy healer, had a large social media following of more than 100,000 people. She seemed to be obsessed with the upcoming eclipse, posting about it several times and calling it “the epitome of spiritual warfare.”

Anti-Semitic images and tropes about Jews owning Hollywood and promoting pedophilia were also republished.

As they investigate all of his posts, detectives are not quick to say whether they are connecting his views on the eclipse and his online rants to the murders.

Investigators say it all started early Monday morning, around 3:40 a.m., when Johnson and her boyfriend, Jaelen Allen Chaney, 29, got into an argument that ended with her stabbing him to death.

He then grabbed his two daughters, an 8-month-old baby boy and a 9-year-old girl, and rammed the parking lot gate of the Woodland Hills apartment complex before speeding down the 405 Freeway.

At one point, he stopped the car on the shoulder and pushed the girls out of the car onto the freeway where the baby was hit and killed. The nine-year-old boy survived the incident with minor injuries and is currently in the care of child services.

He then ended up in Redondo Beach, where he eventually crashed into a tree at about 100 miles per hour. Police are investigating this as a suicide.



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