Tragedy in Spring
After a slow-speed car chase and long standoff, a 33-year-old man was arrested in the shooting death of six members of a Spring family Wednesday night and remains in custody at a county jail.
Ronald Lee Haskell is facing multiple capital murder charges in the deaths of two boys, ages 4 and 14; two girls, ages 7 and 9; a 39-year-old man; and a 33-year-old woman at a home in Spring.
In court early Thursday, prosecutors said Haskell, who was wearing a FedEx delivery uniform to gain entry to the house, tied up the family, placed them face down, and then shot each of them in the head execution style, KHOU Channel 11 reports. Police believe the killings stemmed from an apparent domestic dispute as Haskell was married to a relative of one of the victims. His estranged wife lives out of state and was not at the home.
A 15-year-old who suffered a bullet fracture to the skull played dead until Haskell left the home and alerted authorities that he was headed to her grandparents' house. She remains in "very critical condition" at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
After a three-hour standoff in a cul de sac in a nearby residential neighborhood, Haskell surrendered.
See the KHOU report here: