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Man Fatally Shoots Parents, Girlfriend And Her Mom Before Turning Gun On Himself

A small community in Kentucky is grieving after a man allegedly murdered his parents, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother before turning a gun on himself on Sunday.

Joseph Nickell’s parents James and Arlene Nickell, age 75 and 70, were found shot to death in a Flatgap home. Joseph’s girlfriend 41-year-old Lindsey Vanhoose, and her mother 57-year-old Patricia Vanhoose, were found fatally at another home nearby, State Police Trooper William Petry said in a statement. The body of Joseph was found in the same home of his girlfriend and her mother, and police are calling the deaths a murder-suicide, Fox News reported.

Johnson County Coroner J.R. Frisby told the Lexington Herald-Leader that all four victims were shot once each with a 9mm handgun and that there were no signs of a struggle before the shooting. Frisby said he believes that the parents just finished baking a cake when they

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A Man Allegedly Put A Cat In The Freezer Before Throwing Her Off His Balcony

A California man is facing animal cruelty charges after torturing his pet kitten. According to People, 34-year-old Lucio Lopez allegedly put his cat in the freezer and then tossed her off of his balcony.

Luckily, the cat survived.

According to the police report, Lopez allegedly attacked the pet in his apartment shortly after 2:45 a.m. He was allegedly upset that the cat had walked into his apartment. It’s unclear if she was a wild cat or actually lived inside with him. He then put the 3-year-old animal into the freezer. Authorities say that he removed the cat, who was making noise, and then squeezed her. He then threw the wincing animal off his second floor balcony.

The kitten suffered major injuries. “The kitten struck the concrete floor resulting in major injuries to its chest and a fractured leg,” a statement by the Fontana Police Department shared. “Lopez was arrested by officers and booked

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Woman Kills Husband, 3-Month-Old Daughter Before Fatally Shooting Herself

A new mother from St. Louis, Missouri, allegedly shot her husband and their 3-month-old baby to death before turning the gun on herself. Now, experts are trying to determine if postpartum depression played a part in the tragic murder-suicide.

Mary Jo Trokey, 32, her husband, Matthew, 33, and baby Taylor Rose, were found dead on Friday at their home. One of Taylor Rose’s grandparents made the discovery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A gun was found at the scene, and according to police Capt. Eric Larson, there was no sign of forced entry. He said that no one else was home when the violence erupted. All three bodies were found in the same section of the home. According to Fox 2, Mary Jo recently bought a gun.

The family dog was also shot. That dog has survived, Fox 2 reported.

The family’s pastor told the Post-Dispatch on

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‘Caring’ Mom Snaps, Killing Husband, Son, Daughter-In-Law And Dogs Before Setting House On Fire

A 68-year-old woman from Bella Vista, California allegedly fatally shot her husband, son, daughter-in-law  — even the family’s three dogs — before setting the home on fire and shooting herself.  The tragic deaths happened earlier this month.

According to Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Jackson, Teresa Mae Wilson allegedly murdered her husband Gary Lynn Wilson, 69; son Ellis Leroy Wilson II, 44; and daughter-in-law, Zoe Lynn Wilson, before killing the dogs and then turning the gun on herself.

Police don’t know the exact motive behind the tremendous loss of life. However, an investigation has shown that there was “long-term tension” at the home.  

“Due to the tension, it is believed Teresa may have reacted and committed the acts,” Jackson stated in a press release.

Police found a burnt .380-caliber semi-automatic gun “known to belong to

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Man Kills Son, Daughter And Her Fiancé Before Fatally Shooting Himself At Abandoned Store

A man from White Plains, Alabama allegedly shot his son, daughter and his daughter’s fiancé to death on Thursday before turning the gun on himself. According to the Associated Press, Anthony Wayne Parker, 49, shot his 12-year-old son and his 19-year-old daughter Heather Parker. He also allegedly murdered Heather’s husband-to-be, 20-year-old Brandon Roberts.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told WHNT that after allegedly killing those three, Anthony called his sister to announce that he was also going to kill himself. According to the Associated Press, his sister called 911. When responding deputies got to Anthony’s home, they found the three victims in the front yard. Police found Anthony’s body not long after in front of an abandoned store, reported Alabama.com.

“We pulled the coordinates of the origin of the 911 call and traced it back to the Rabbittown store,” Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told The Anniston Star.

He died

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Woman Allegedly Murdered Father Before Encasing His Remains In Concrete Inside Their Home

A woman living in a Denver suburb is accused of killing her 69-year-old dad and then sealing his body up in concrete inside the crawlspace of their home.

Dayna Michele Jennings, 44, of Federal Heights is currently being held without bond, according to NBC News. She is facing charges of first-degree murder for the killing of her father William Mussack.

Mussack was reported missing three days after Christmas. Last week, his body was found encased in concrete inside a crawlspace of the home he shared with his daughter, according to an affidavit by the Federal Heights police.

The victim’s son recounted some chilling details of events that occurred in the weeks before Mussack died. Brian Mussack told police his dad texted him in early December and “described the feeling of being drugged and falling asleep in a recliner chair for 15 hours. […] He recalled taking a bite from a hamburger,

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Mom Kills Husband, 2 Sons Before Fatally Shooting Herself While On Vacation At Texas Resort

A Texas woman is suspected of killing her entire family — and then herself — at a luxury spa and resort. According to Click 2 Houston, several gunshots were heard coming from the San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas, around 4:30 AM on Monday. In a room at the resort, Flor De Maria Pineda Canas, 37, was found wounded, as was her 10-year-old son. Her husband, 39-year-old Mauricio Canas (seen below), and her 5-year-old son were found dead.

Originally, authorities heard moaning coming from the room. They forced their way in and found the family members. The wounded were taken to the hospital, where they later died.

Authorities shared an official statement explaining that they believe the mother was the shooter. They do not have a motive at this point. 

“Detectives with the Major Crimes Division have been able to confirm that this family arrived

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Human Remains Belong To Mom Who Went Missing Before Custody Hearing

On Tuesday night, human remains were discovered in a wooded area of Pasco County, Florida. Those remains have been identified as belonging to 20-year-old Destiny Lee Aaron, a mother who went missing in April before the final custody hearing of her child.

According to a press release from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Aaron also got into an argument with her boyfriend before her disappearance. Police are now saying that their “preliminary belief” is that foul play is not suspected, Fox 13 News reports. A cause of death has not officially been determined.

Captain Chris Beaman, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, said that there is no evidence that there was any trauma to her body. He said he and other law enforcement officials are trying to investigate how and why the young mother ended up in the woods.

During a press conference on Tuesday, police said that days before the custody hearing,

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Man Fatally Shoots Girlfriend In Murder-Suicide Just Days Before He Was Planning To Propose

The family of a Florida man is in shock after he allegedly committed a murder-suicide just 30 minutes after he was seen seemingly “happy.” As the New York Daily News reported, 27-year-old Richard Travis Timilty shot his girlfriend, 26-year-old Holly Given. He then took his own life. The two were found inside their apartment in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.

His family says that Timilty was generally happy in both his personal and professional life. He was apparently very excited about recently being promoted to a fishing boat captain. He was seen drinking with friends the night of the crime. 

“He was smiling. He was happy,” his mother shared about his demeanor the night of the incident. 

“He finally achieved his goal, becoming a boat captain. He had such a bright future,” his father said.

Authorities shared that he had no recorded issues with domestic violence, according to the Palm Beach Post. They had not visited the

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Christian Volunteer Charged With Murdering His Wife And Two Daughters, 7 And 8, Days Before Christmas

A Canadian man who studied to become a pastor was arrested on charges of killing his wife and their two daughters, police said.

Clara Soledad Forman and her daughters, Karina Anne Forman and Yesenia Kate Forman, were found dead in their British Columbia home last Tuesday after having apparently been killed on Sunday, CTV Vancouver reported.

Jacob Daniel Forman, 34, who reportedly volunteered at a local church, is facing three charges of second-degree murder for the deaths.

Police have not said how Forman killed his family or why. 

His daughters were only 7 and 8 years old and were homeschooled through the Heritage Christian Online School system, the Kelowna Daily Courier reported.

“We’re devastated by what’s happened,” said Sara Kraushar, the program’s head of school, in a statement to the Canadian newspaper.

“There are no words to express the grief that the friends and family of Karina, Yesenia and Clara are feeling,”

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