OXFORD, Mass. -- July 29, 2012
A Massachusetts district attorney says a man who had recently separated from his wife shot his two kids, killing his 7-year-old daughter, before committing suicide.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says a family member found the bodies of 41-year-old Daryl Benway and his daughter, Abigail, on Saturday night in their Oxford home. Benway's 9-year-old son, Owen, was shot in the head and taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Early says Benway's wife, Kelleen, returned home after the shootings, unaware of what had happened, and found a swarm of police cruisers and television crews.
The DA says the couple separated three or four weeks ago but were still married. He says no restraining orders had been filed and Benway had no criminal record.