An Alabama father killed himself after shooting dead his 12-year-old son, teenage daughter and her fiancé in a triple murder suicide on Thursday.
Tony Parker killed his daughter Heather, her 12-year-old brother Rusty and Heather’s 20-year-old fiance Brandon Roberts then left their bodies on the front yard of his home in White Plains, Alabama, shortly before 12:45pm.
The man then called 911 and told police what he had done while threatening to kill himself.
Soon afterwards, he was found dead at the Rabbittown Cafe. It is not clear if he worked there or if anyone else was inside at the time. Police have not revealed the motive for the killings.
Tasha Parker, Heather and Rusty’s other sister, told DailyMail.com their father was a ‘monster’ who ‘put them through hell their whole lives’.
She does not know what her siblings were doing at his house when they died.
Rusty, she said, lived with her and Heather lived with Brandon.
On Thursday, police received a 911 call from the man saying he had shot the three youngsters and was planning to kill himself.
He gave police the address of his home. When officers arrived, they found the three victims in the front yard.
‘When the deputy got there he found three bodies in the front yard, none of which were the man that called.
‘We pulled the coordinates of the origin of the 911 call and traced it back to the Rabbittown store,’ Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told The Anniston Star.
According to her grieving friends, 19-year-old Heather was training to become a nurse and was receiving ‘straight A’s’ at college.
Her fiance worked as a forklifter for a an office furniture company in Georgia.
His devastated mother was at a loss over his death on Thursday.
‘It just doesn’t seem fair what has happened. I miss my baby boy so dang much.
‘I just want to hold him and never let go. Please continue to pray for my family,’ she told friends on Facebook on Thursday night.
Friends in Alabama are fundraising to help Rusty and Heather’s mother pay for their burials.
In a description of the GoFundMe page where they are accepting donations, one person who claimed to be a close family friend wrote: ‘Heather, beautiful soul, was going to school to be a nurse, and getting straight A’s.
[She] was engaged to a man that loved her.
‘Rusty, young soul, was just beginning his life.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Jennifer Smith