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Former Utahn charged in Texas with killing 4 kids, parents

First Published Jul 10 2014 09:33AM      Last Updated Jul 10 2014 03:43 pm
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Haskell had once done work for FedEx but not since January, the company said in a statement.

After Haskell left the home, the badly wounded teenage girl contacted authorities, telling them the gunman was planning to shoot other family members, Hickman said.

Police located Haskell’s car and a low-speed chase ensued, ending in a cul-de-sac, Hickman said. A standoff lasted more than three hours before Haskell exited the car, sank to his knees and surrendered.

Online jail records did not list an attorney for Haskell.

His divorce decree issued in February shows that Haskell and Melanie Kaye Haskell were married in 2002 in Orange County, California. They separated in June 2013.



A judge granted joint custody of the couple’s four children ranging in age from 3 to 11, with Haskell’s wife getting primary custody.

At the time of the divorce, Haskell was making $2,300 a month, although the records do not say what kind of work he did. He was ordered to pay $773 per month in child support. His wife was given the house, valued at $190,000, in the small town of Smithfield, Utah, just outside Logan.

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Associated Press writers Emily Schmall in Fort Worth, David Warren in Dallas and Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

 

 

 

 

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