Ron Lee Haskell

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Cassidy Stay Cries as Uncle Is Convicted of Killing Her Family

Ronald Lee Haskell's insanity defense rejected by jury

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally shooting six members of his ex-wife's family , including four children, in an act of vengeance is guilty of capital murder, a jury in Houston decided Thursday. Jurors deliberated for eight hours over two days before rejecting Ronald Lee Haskell's insanity defense, the AP...

JK Rowling Reaches Out to Survivor of Family Shooting

Texas teen Cassidy Stay quoted Dumbledore at her family's memorial service

(Newser) - Cassidy Stay, the Texas teen who made headlines in July when she became the sole survivor of a family massacre that left her parents and four younger siblings dead, quoted a Harry Potter novel at her family's memorial service: "In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says, 'Happiness...

Texas Shooting Survivor: Angels Protected Me

Plus: Alleged attacker was homecoming king

(Newser) - The only survivor of a mass shooting near Houston, now out of the hospital , is offering a message of hope after the slaying of her family. Speaking at a public memorial today, Cassidy Stay told listeners that she's "on a straightforward path to a full recovery," KHOU...

Lone Survivor of Shooting in Texas Leaves Hospital

Cassidy Stay, 15, lost her parents and four siblings

(Newser) - It is one bright spot in an otherwise horrible story: The 15-year-old girl who survived the mass shooting that killed her parents and four siblings is out of the hospital and expected to make a full recovery, reports the Houston Chronicle . Cassidy Stay was tied up and shot with the...

Accused Texas Shooter Collapses in Court

Prosecutors say they're seeking capital murder indictment

(Newser) - When the charges against him were read in a Texas courtroom today, Ron Lee Haskell collapsed. The accused killer of six was standing shackled between two guards at the time. The guards lowered him to a sitting position on the floor, then hoisted him onto a desk chair and wheeled...

Texas Shooter Demanded to Know Where Ex Was

Suspect Ron Haskell attacked own mother last week

(Newser) - Cassidy Stay, the 15-year-old girl who saved her grandparents from the gunman who massacred the rest of her family , is expected to make a full recovery from the gunshot wound that fractured her skull, her grandfather says. "We are in awe of her bravery and courage in calling 911,...

Texas Man Shot Kids Execution-Style

Cop says Haskell came to home 'under guise of FedEx driver'

(Newser) - The details emerging from yesterday's shooting in a Houston suburb are jarring: Prosecutors this morning alleged that Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, shot his seven victims execution-style in the head after tying them up; four children and two adults are dead, with a 15-year-old survivor having sustained a skull fracture....

Cops: Texas Man Kills 4 Kids

Death toll at 6; suspect surrenders after 3-hour standoff

(Newser) - Police say a man killed six people—four of them children—at a suburban Houston home last night. He also critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, authorities say. She was apparently able to call 911 to tell police what kind of car he was driving, and where he was headed next,...

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