Neighbors share particulars on dad who spared one son in murder-suicide of spouse and youngsters | EUROtoday

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After a 10-year-old boy woke as much as discover the lifeless our bodies of his dad and mom and three brothers in an obvious murder-suicide, neighbours are sharing their shock on the tragic incident.

Oklahoma City police say the boy discovered his household lifeless on Monday morning after 42-year-old Jonathon Candy killed his spouse and three sons earlier than dying by suicide. Police say it’s a thriller why he spared the lifetime of his 10-year-old.

Michael Burcham, a neighbour and buddy of the Candy household, mentioned the information was a “total shock.”

“The kids were real friendly,” he advised advised native outlet KOCO. “Everybody loved the kids. Swam here at his house regularly. They played with my dog.”

In addition to Candy, the victims had been recognized as 39-year-old Lindsay Candy, 18-year-old Dylan, 14-year-old Ethan and 12-year-old Lucas.

Police say Jonathon Candy (left) murdered his spouse Lindsay Candy (proper) and three of their youngsters, mysteriously sparing the life of 1 son earlier than dying by suicide (Facebook)

Master Sgt Gary Knight of the Oklahoma Police Department mentioned Candy shot his spouse a number of instances earlier than he “systematically went through the home, shooting and killing their children.”

“It’s unclear what made him want to go through the home killing the children, but make no mistake about it, what happened in that residence was nothing short of a massacre,” Mr Knight mentioned.

Candy labored part-time for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a basketball staff, and attended a sport simply hours earlier than the capturing, relations and close by residents advised KOCO.

Jonathon’s cousin, who was not recognized by identify, offered a press release in regards to the deaths to native media shops.

Police say Jonathon Candy (left) killed his spouse, Lindsay Candy (proper), and three youngsters however spared the lifetime of his 10-year-old son for unknown causes (Facebook)

“Our entire family has been left shattered and confused with so many questions we won’t ever have answers to. Jonathon was the one whose jokes and goofy attitude kept everyone smiling,” Jonathon’s cousin mentioned.

“Aside from these events, his children and wife were his entire life,” his cousin continued. “I simply can’t fathom what went on but please, hug your family tight. It’s going to be a very long healing process for everyone affected.”

Mr Burcham described Candy as a “family man.”

“Him and his kids seemed like they always got along,” he mentioned.

One neighbour described Jonathon Candy (proper) as a ‘family man’ and mentioned the obvious murder-suicide of his spouse (left) and three children was a ‘shock’ (Facebook)

Oklahoma City police say they’d no earlier contact with the household and there was no identified historical past of home violence.

Mustang Public Schools superintendent Charles Bradley confirmed two of the victims had been present college students — one in sixth grade, the opposite in ninth — whereas one other was a latest graduate of the college system.

He wrote an electronic mail to households on Monday, saying the college group was “shocked, and our hearts are broken, this tragedy simply defies understanding.”

If you’re experiencing emotions of misery, or are struggling to manage, you may communicate to the Samaritans, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), electronic mail jo@samaritans.orgor go to the Samaritans web site to seek out particulars of your nearest department. If you’re primarily based within the USA, and also you or somebody you already know wants psychological well being help proper now, name the National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This is a free, confidential disaster hotline that’s obtainable to everybody 24 hours a day, seven days every week. If you’re abroad, you may go to to discover a helpline close to you.