Man kills wife and daughter in arizona
NBC - An Arizona man is accused of killing four people, including his wife and two of their children, and injuring two others in what police said began as a domestic dispute after he accused his wife of having an affair. The year-old suspect, who has yet to be identified, allegedly murdered his wife, 29, and their two daughters, ages 7 and 5, at their Phoenix home, Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the city's police force said at a news conference Friday. The police sergeant said it is tough emotionally for investigators when young children are the victims. The man chose not to kill his 3-year-old daughter, who was found by police hiding under a bed, Thompson said.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Video shows Christopher Watts confessing to killing pregnant wife
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He then killed his wife and two daughters at the family home and drove to the apartment of the man he believed she was having an affair with, said Sgt.
Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department. His wife, Dasia Patterson, 29, and their daughters Mayan Smith, 7, and Nasha Smith, 5, were found dead in the family's home, police said. His 3-year-old daughter was hiding under a bed when police arrived and was not injured, Thompson said.
The suspect told police that he chose not to kill her because she "reminded him of himself," the affiliate reported, citing court documents. Police said the older daughter died of blunt force trauma, and the suspect told investigators that he allegedly killed her because she was crying.
Patterson's relatives said they are devastated and struggling to come to terms with the loss. She just lost her mother and sisters, and we want nothing more than for her to be with her family right now. After killing his family, Smith drove to an apartment complex in Phoenix and fatally shot Ron Freeman, 46, whom he accused of having an affair with his wife, police said. In addition to Freeman, he allegedly shot two other people at the home -- a man and a woman -- who have not been identified.
The woman, 47, is in critical condition while the man, 33, suffered serious injuries. Police received a call about the shooting at the apartment and found the suspect's car fleeing the scene when they arrived, Thompson said.
At the scene of the second shooting, one of the victims expressed concern for the suspect's family. When officers did a welfare check on the suspect's family, they found his deceased wife and two children. During an interview with investigators at the Phoenix Police headquarters, the suspect said "the reason he shot these individuals is because in God's eyes it was all right for him to deal with someone in this manner," Thompson said.
Austin stated that God had told him to do the things he did," he said. Smith was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and charged with four counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.
Arizona man charged with killing wife and 2 kids
Austin Smith originally told officers, "God told him to commit the murders" because he believed his wife was having an affair. Police say Smith believed his wife, Dasia Patterson, was cheating on him with his brother. He returned home from a local bar around p. According to court paperwork, Smith told police he shot Patterson and his 5-year-old daughter, Nasha Smith, because he felt it was what God had told him to do. His oldest daughter, 7-year-old Mayan Smith, died of blunt force trauma police say her father inflicted because she was crying.
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Phoenix man killed his wife, 2 kids and friend over suspicions of an affair: Police
A Phoenix man is charged with four murders and multiple assaults after allegedly killing his wife, two of their children and a friend over apparent suspicions that his wife was having an affair with his brother -- who was not among the victims, officials said this week. While in custody, suspect Austin Smith told police that "in God's eyes it was alright for him to deal with someone in this manner who been involved in adultery or an extramarital affair," Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson at a press conference on Friday. On Thursday, police were called to the scene of an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona -- a city about nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix -- where they found the body of Ron Freeman, 46, as well as an unidentified woman, 47, with multiple gunshot wounds and an unidentified man with unspecified injuries. Police said they apprehended Smith, 30, fleeing that scene. Once in police custody, he allegedly led authorities to the scene of an even more horrific crime -- at his own home. Officials said that Smith had returned home from a local bar around 8 p.
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The killing spree began on Thursday around 8 p. Murder rattles city: College student found with throat slashed at park near campus. California mom killed: Man kills mother of his child during custody exchange outside California police station. According to the court record, Smith believed his middle child, 5-year-old Nasha Smith, had "exhibited bad behavior'' against God's law, so he laid her on top of his wife's body and then shot the girl in the back of the head.
Austin Smith was booked on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault, Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. But no specific attorney had been assigned to him by Friday evening.
Phoenix man who cited God in killing of his wife, two kids and a man sentenced to life
Cynthia Patterson was in tears as she described her daughter and grandchildren. She said the two girls reminded her so much of her daughter when she was younger. The family is choosing not to focus on Austin Smith, the accused killer. But Dasia Patterson's friend and coworker Essy Moreno had this to say:.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Phoenix man who admitted killing his wife and daughters sentenced
CNN A Phoenix man killed four people, including his wife and two children, in a shooting rampage that started as a domestic dispute over allegations of an affair, police said. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Officer: Shooting scene was chaotic.
‘Crazy’ Phoenix man killed wife and 2 kids, leaving just 3-year-old daughter alive: cops
An Arizona man is accused of killing four people, including his wife and two of their children, and injuring two others Thursday in what police said began as a domestic dispute after he accused his wife of having an affair. The year-old suspect murdered his wife, 29, and two daughters, ages 7 and 5, at their Phoenix home, Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the city's police force said at a news conference Friday. Police later in a statement said that Austin Smith had been booked in jail on four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault. Smith chose not to kill his 3-year-old daughter, who was found by police hiding under a bed and was not injured, Thompson said.
The man's wife, two of their daughters, and the man he believes his wife was having an affair with were all killed, according to police. Tommy Thompson, the department's spokes person, said it had been a long night for Phoenix police. Around p.
Arizona man accused of killing 2 daughters, wife and another man over affair accusation