Texas Man Kills Wife and 7-Year Old Daughter in Murder Suicide
A Texas father killed his family before turning the gun on himself in San Antonio.
RESPONDING TO A WELFARE CHECK
Relatives of a San Antonio family became worried after not hearing from a family of three for multiple days. Feeling uneasy, the relative called the police and requested a welfare check.
WALKING INTO A CRIME SCENE
When police arrived at the San Antonio apartment where the family was living they stumbled upon a tragic scene. As they entered the apartment police discovered the bodies of 43-year-old Jeremey Martinez, his wife Shannon, and their 7-year-old daughter Bailey.
POSSIBLE MURDER SUICIDE
Each victim had a gunshot wound, and police found a gun laying on the floor nearby. Police believe Shannon and Bailey were victims of a murder-suicide. Investigators say Jeremy Martinez shot and killed his young daughter and wife, then turned the gun on himself.
Those investigating have not released the motive behind the tragic attack, but SAPD Chief Bill McManus posted to Twitter saying, "Divorce and breakups often have dangerous and deadly outcomes. Was at the scene this morning of a double murder/suicide... heartbreaking talking with the father/grandfather of the victims. Help is out there when needed. Report DV (domestic violence)!!"
MORE HEARTBREAKING NEWS IN TEXAS
Just recently, another parent was behind the death of their children in Italy, Texas.
The bodies of 3 children were discovered inside 25-year-old Shamaiya Deyonshana Hall's home when a CPS worker popped up for a visit. Two more children were found critically injured, but alive.
A 4-year-old boy and a 13-month-old girl were removed from the home and taken to a hospital with stab wounds. Tragically, the other three children, a 6-year-old boy, and a 5-year-old boy and girl twins, were pronounced dead at the scene.