Author Topic: Family of four dead in Father's Day murder-suicide: Dad shoots wife, step-daughter, 9, and son, 2, in his crib before killing himself  (Read 215 times)

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Offline flowers

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A Virginia dad has massacred his family on Father's Day - shooting dead his wife, his 9-year-old step-daughter and a 2-year-old son in his crib before turning the gun on himself, police say.

Police say Barry C. Jernigan, a 35-year-old electrician, called his employer and made disturbing and suicidal comments before the shooting Sunday night. The employer called officers, who arrived at the home in Chesterfield, Virginia, outside Richmond, in time to heard gunfire inside, but too late to save the family.

Officers say Jernigan shot dead his 30-year-old wife Renotta, her daughter from a previous relationship Alexis Kellas, 9, and the couple's son Seth, 2, before committing suicide.

Neighbors described heroically running toward the sound of gunfire in the quiet neighborhood and finding toddler Seth dying of a gunshot wound in his bloody crib.

Offline GourmetDan

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The shootings will continue until the 2nd Amendment is dead...

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