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A Texas jury condemned a male who killed 6 members of his ex-wife’s family to death Friday after approximately 4 hours of deliberations.
The same jury convicted Ronald Lee Haskell of collateral murder final month, rejecting claims of mental illness by Haskell’s lawyers. The invulnerability argued tough for a life judgment during a chastisement proviso this week, with one observant a 39-year-old Haskell should spend a rest of his life meditative about what he has finished and “die in prison.”
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In Texas, stupidity is frequency used as a invulnerability and occasionally successful. Haskell’s attorneys pronounced his long history of mental illness, in that he was treated by mixed doctors, should be deliberate by a jury as a mitigating cause in sentencing.
Prosecutors pronounced Haskell had designed to kill anyone who helped his ex-wife Melanie Lyon after she left him. Katie Stay was Melanie’s sister and had trafficked from her home in Houston to Melanie’s home in Utah to assistance her sister leave Haskell.
Ronald Lee Haskell in court. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle around AP, File)
Lyon testified that after Haskell physically abused her and their children, a integrate divorced and she changed to Texas to be with her family. Authorities pronounced Haskell trafficked from California and stalked Lyon’s family for dual days before murdering all though one member of Lyon’s sister’s family.
Haskell killed Stephen and Katie Stay and their children Zach, 4, Rebecca, 7, Emily, 9, and Bryan, 13. During shutting arguments in a punishment proviso of Haskell’s hearing progressing Friday, prosecutor Kaylynn Williford described how Haskell shot 4-year-old Zach in a shoulder — an damage he could have survived — and pronounced a fearful child scurried in a disharmony to his father on a couch, burying his conduct in his father’s shoulder for protection.
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But by that point, Zach’s father was already dead, Williford said.
“He scrambles over to his father, since that’s what small boys do,” Williford said.
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Haskell afterwards went over to Zach, forked a gun to a behind of his conduct and pulled a trigger, she said.
“How cold and malicious do we have to be to take a life of a 4-year-old?” Williford said.
Cassidy Stay, a couple’s then-15-year-old daughter, survived a massacre by sanctimonious to be passed after she was shot in a head. She afterwards called a military to tell them Haskell was on his approach to a home of her grandparents and military arrested him before he arrived. Cassidy testified during a hearing that she begged her uncle “please don’t harm us” before Haskell non-stop fire.
Fox News’ Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.