Dad Killed 5 Kids After Wife Dumped Him

He was going to kill her, too: cops
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2009 3:44 AM CDT
Dad Killed 5 Kids After Wife Dumped Him
Neighbors comfort each other at a trailer park near Graham, Wash., where a father killed his five children.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The dad who killed his five children and himself near Tacoma, Wash., did so after discovering his wife was leaving him for another man, reports the Seattle Times reports. James Harrison, 34, confronted his wife at a convenience store Saturday before returning home to shoot each child multiple times. Four were asleep, but one was killed in the bathroom where police say there was "a pretty big struggle."
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