OXFORD, Mass. (July 29, 2012)—A Massachusetts man who recently separated from his wife shot his two children, killing his 7-year-old daughter, before committing suicide, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr. said.
Early said a family member found the bodies of Daryl Benway, 41, and his daughter, Abigail, on Saturday night in their Oxford home.
Benway's 9-year-old son, Owen, was shot in the head and taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Early says Benway's wife, Kelleen, returned home after the shootings, unaware of what had happened, and found a swarm of police cruisers and television crews.
The DA says the couple separated three or four weeks ago, but were still married.
He said no restraining orders had been filed and Benway had no criminal record.