Man murdered household after spouse filed for divorce

Investigators at present imagine Michael Haight shot and killed his spouse and kids (Image: AP|Fb)

A person in Utah shot his 5 youngsters, his mother-in-law, and his spouse earlier than killing himself, authorities stated on Thursday.

Michael Haight was discovered useless in his residence alongside his household simply two weeks after his spouse, Tausha Haight, filed for divorce.

‘Investigators at present imagine there aren’t any suspects excellent,’ Enoch Metropolis Supervisor Rob Dotson stated on Thursday. ‘Proof suggests the suspect took his personal life after killing seven folks within the residence.’

The couple’s 5 youngsters had been among the many victims. They weren’t named, however they had been recognized as three ladies ages 17, 12, and seven, together with two boys ages 7 and 4.

Christmas decorations sit on the door and porch of the Enoch, Utah residence the place the murders came about (Image: Getty Photos)

Moreover, Tausha’s mom, Gail Earl, 78 was additionally killed.

Enoch Mayor Geoffrey Chesnut known as the tragedy a ‘large blow’ to his and plenty of different households locally.

‘The Haights had been my neighbors. Their youngest youngsters performed in my yard with my sons,’ Chesnut stated at a information convention.

Chesnut stated the neighborhood is extremely close-knit. ‘The neighbors are good, the persons are fantastic, and the efforts we make on each other’s behalf is like household.’

Stuffed animals are left outdoors an Enoch elementary faculty in a memorial to the Haight household (Image: AP)

Police had been initially known as to the house to conduct a welfare verify on Tausha.

‘Somebody with whom Tausha had an appointment yesterday morning known as and reported she had missed the appointment.’ They then requested police conduct a welfare verify on the girl.

Whereas police had been trying to find Tausha, they had been made conscious that she had filed for divorce on Wednesday, December 21. Nonetheless, authorities stated it’s too early to find out a motive within the case.

Tausha’s divorce lawyer, James Park, stated his shopper had not expressed worry that her husband would damage or kill her. He stated he solely met together with her twice, and described her as ‘an extremely good woman.’

Mayor Chesnut didn’t know if Michael was dwelling in the home on the time of the capturing. ‘We all know that her [Tausha’s] mom was there, and had been there offering help by the difficulties they had been encountering,’ he stated.

Investigators haven’t decided precisely when the shootings came about. Mayor Chesnut stated witnesses spoke with Tausha and certainly one of her daughters the evening earlier than at a church exercise.

He additionally stated different households within the space didn’t report listening to any gun pictures. Nonetheless, this can be because of the neighborhood’s low density. ‘They’re gig properties on half-acre heaps,’ Chesnut stated. ‘You don’t hear so much coming out of your neighbors’ properties.

The victims had been transported away from the house and a state medical expert will conduct an post-mortem.

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