Mom Mistakenly Dragged Away By Police After Husband Shoots Kids

Mon, July 30, 2012 12:58pm EST by 3 Comments
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Kelleen Benway’s estranged husband shot their two kids — killing their daughter and severely injuring their son — before turning the gun on himself. Kelleen was arrested over confusion of who was the actual shooter. Read on for the shocking details.

Kelleen Benway came home to find a swarm of police cars and media trucks surrounding her Massachusetts house, and news that her two kids and son-to-be-ex-husband Daryl Benway had been shot. Kelleen was arrested at the horrific scene due to police confusion.

Abigail Benway, 7, and her father Daryl were found dead in the master bedroom from gunshot wounds. Their son Owen Benway, 9, was also shot in the head, and sent to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Daily Mail.

Kelleen was originally taken into police custody, until they confirmed the shooter was in fact her 41-year-old estranged husband. After she was released, she was at her son’s bedside in UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center.

Kelleen and her husband had been separated for several weeks, although they still shared a home. She was looking for another place to live, neighbors confirmed.

Shawn Benway, Daryl’s brother who lived on the first floor of their home, called 911 after hearing the shots come from upstairs. Police cannot confirm a motive at this time.

What a tragedy HollyMoms. Our thoughts are with their family during this difficult time.

– Christina Stiehl

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Posted at 3:20 AM on August 5, 2013  

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Posted at 2:39 PM on July 30, 2012  

Please proof read your articles. This is horrible. First you say the son was killed and daughter injured then vice versa. Plus there are a few grammar errors. My son could have written a better article.

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Posted at 8:08 PM on July 31, 2012  

Huh? It does say that the daughter died and the son was injured throughout the whole article. What are you talking about?

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