Services Held For Six Members Of Slain Suburban Texas Family

Funeral services were held Wednesday for six members of a suburban Texas family who were killed execution-style in their home.

Six of the seven members of the Stay family died in the attack. Only Cassidy, 15, (left) survived. (Courtesy photo/file)

SPRING (July 16, 2014) Six white caskets containing the bodies of a suburban Houston couple and four of their five children were wheeled into a church for funeral services Wednesday not far from where the family was gunned down at their home a week ago.

Stephen Stay, 39, his Katie, 34, and their four youngest children were buried in a private ceremony after services Wednesday at their Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The couple's 15-year-old daughter, Cassidy, survived a gunshot wound by playing dead, and then called police and identified the gunman as her aunt's ex-husband, Ronald Lee Haskell, 33.

Records show he had a history of domestic violence.

Haskell was arrested a few hours later after a police standoff and now is facing multiple charges of capital murder.

Haskell was trying to find out where his ex-wife was and authorities say he might have killed more members of the family if the teenager hadn't identified him and told authorities where he was headed.


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