Dad in Custody Battle Kills 6
Gunman flees with kids, kills himself
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2010 4:16 AM CDT
Brian Diez, 26, shot dead his former girlfriend, her new boyfriend and three of their friends before killing himself.   (AP Photo/Lake Havasu City Police Department)

(Newser) – An Arizona dad locked in a vicious custody battle with his former girlfriend over their two children burst into her new boyfriend's home and fatally shot the couple, along with three other friends who were celebrating the boyfriend's 24th birthday. After the shooting, Brian Diez grabbed his young kids and fled to his sister's home in California, where he shot himself. The children were uninjured.

Deborah Langstaff, 23, had obtained a restraining order against Diez ordering him to stay away from her and their children after he slapped their infant son. "It is heinous," Lake Havasu City police Sgt. Joe Harrold told the Arizona Republic.

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Mad
Aug 31, 2010 11:53 AM CDT
Fucking gun nut - couldn't commit this crime without a one. Burn in hell
T-MAN
Aug 31, 2010 4:33 AM CDT
Burn baby Burn!!!!!
JBINAZ
Aug 30, 2010 11:59 PM CDT
I wonder what the real story is and if they'll ever tell us? Think how many of you may have been at that point for various reasons not long ago? It doesn't take much to push someone over the edge when it comes to taking kids away. Right or wrong...looks like another victum of the system.