Mass Killing Suspect Says Children Were Becoming ‘Monsters’
Late Thursday, Justice for Children, called on Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to launch an independent investigation into the “complete failure” of the system.
“The killer’s motives appear to be related to a dispute with Valerie, who was his former domestic partner”. All had been shot in the head and most had been handcuffed. Despite that troubling history, a police source said David was able to buy the gun he allegedly used for the murders online within the past two weeks. That got here after she filed an assault cost towards him for slicing her with a knife and punching her within the face.
The Harris County sheriff’s office had initially declined to say how many times its deputies had gone to the home Saturday after receiving numerous 911 calls asking them to check on the family.
When asked if he killed the family – including his own son – he reportedly quoted scripture from the Bible, saying, “Thou shall honor your mother and father or your days are short”.
A detailed timeline sheds new light on the killings of eight people inside a Texas home, but it also raises new questions. “We’re here with our brothers in arms standing behind us because we’re all hurting”.
Her long-time, on-again, off-again boyfriend, David Conley, is accused in their murders.
Crimmins said in an email that although the children were returned to the home, Conley and Valerie Jackson were ordered to participate in counseling and random drug testing. Ultimately, he decided to move out, but, when he realized he didn’t have anywhere else to go, he went back. He’s the devil. He was very abusive towards me.
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly caught on camera swiping an iPad from a 4-year-old at a Tamarac hair salon.
Soon after, Jackson changed the locks at the house. Jackson was granted the restraining order in La Crosse County against Conley in October 2008, but asked that it be dismissed in January 2012 while she was living in Houston, telling the court she wanted to reconcile. They could have tried to force their way in.
Those killed at the house Saturday were: Jackson, 40; her husband, Dwayne Jackson; and her children, 13-year-old Nathaniel; 11-year-old Honesty; 10-year-old Dwayne; 9-year-old Caleb; 7-year-old Trinity; and 6-year-old Jonah.
Conley opened fire when police broke inside after seeing a body through a window. Hours later, Conley gave himself up, allowing deputies to enter the home and make the gruesome discovery of the bodies.
A standoff ensued between Conley and authorities until Conley surrendered at 11:58 p.m. “She stayed with him because she was scared”, he said.
When Conley met Jackson in 1999, he said, he was “trying to do the right thing in life”.