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    Texas Family Murdered, Including 4 Kids

    Harris County Precinct 4 constables stand at the door of a home where several people were shot to death, in the Houston suburb of Spring, in Texas July 9, 2014. A gunman shot six people to death, four of them children, in what appeared to be a domestic dispute in a Houston, Texas, suburb late on Wednesday then fled the scene before surrendering to police after a standoff, a police official said. REUTERS/Daniel Kramer  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR3XZG2

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    During what appears to be a domestic dispute, six members of a family in Houston were shot to death on Wednesday night. Four of the victims were children. The suspect, Ron Lee Haskell, 34, who was estranged from the family, was arrested after a four-hour standoff with police. Victims ranged in age from 4 to 39. Haskell's ex-wife is believed to be related to one of the victims. According to reports, Haskell came to the house wearing a FedEx uniform (possibly a disguise) and then forced his way in. He then tied up a 15-year-old girl and then waited for the rest of the family to come home. He then put them all in one room, and shot them all in the back of the head. The 15-year-old girl survived the shot and was airlifted to a hospital. She prevented more deaths when she told police it was a domestic dispute from “someone who had left the family” and that he was likely headed to his ex-inlaws' house, where police caught him after a standoff. Haskell has been charged with six counts of capital murder.

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