Utah Father Killed Family Of 8 In Murder-Suicide Weeks After Wife Files For Divorce

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A Utah man fatally shot 7 members of his family including his five children before turning the gun on himself two weeks after his wife filed for divorce, the Denver Post reported. 

Police identified Michael Haight, 42, as the shooter. Enoch City Mayor Geoffrey Chesnut who is also the neighbor of the Haight family said police performed a welfare check on Tausha Haight after they received a call that Tausha had missed an appointment in town and was not picking up her phone calls. 

Haight reportedly shot and killed his wife, Tausha Haight, 40, her mother, Gail Earl, 78, and their children. A

“4-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and a 17-year-old girl,”

officials said without ID’ing them, per the outlet. Police Chief Jackson Ames told the news station that a

“couple of years prior,”

officers were called to the couple’s home for an incident that he

“declined to describe,”

reports state. There were no recent complaints, according to Ames.

“From what we saw outside, they were just phenomenally kind, and so everyone I’ve talked to has just been absolutely shocked about losing them,”

neighbor Garrett Minkler told ABC4 television.

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