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Husband Kills Wife & Children On Father’s Day In Triple Murder-Suicide

Mon, June 22, 2015 6:13pm EDT by 48 Comments
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How horrific. A Utah man, 29, allegedly shot and killed his wife, 26, and two kids on Father’s Day, June 21. Russell Smith then reportedly turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. Find out all the details here.

Russell Smith, 29, allegedly murdered his entire family in Roy, Utah on Sunday, June 21, before taking his own life on Father’s Day. Russell disturbingly gunned down his wife, Shawna Smith, 26, and two children, Tylee, 6, Blake, 2 in cold blood, a new report claims. Plus, find out why this murder-suicide came as a shock to neighbors.  


“Sweetest little family you ever saw. I can’t imagine,” neighbor LaRue Simpson told ABC News. “Something must have gone really wrong yesterday because they were not like that at all.” While the incident is still under investigation, ABC News learned that police first received the call about this triple murder-suicide from a family member at around 10 P.M. Can you imagine walking into your relatives’ house and seeing such a brutal crime scene? So sad.  

Officers soon arrived on the bloody scene, where they found the four lifeless bodies. “It’s very tragic … this was a very quiet family. The neighbors didn’t hear anything coming from the home. The only screams they heard were from the people that found the scene,” Roy City Police’s very own Kevin Smith revealed to ABC News. 

While the motive behind this disgusting act is still unclear, it’s being reported that Russell recently lost his job, and it may be a clue for officers to look into further. Russell worked in Ogden, Utah (close to his hometown), where he helped recycle old military supplies. Such a heartbreaking story. We send our love to all the family members and friends involved in this sad story.

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— Joey Parker