A man accused of fatally stabbing and bludgeoning six people in Tennessee and Alabama was targeting his wife and first killed her father and brother so they couldn't stop him, authorities said Tuesday.
Yahoo News reports on the latest high profile shooting, this one in Tennessee and Alabama.
A 30-year-old man was charged with homicide Saturday in the slayings of six people, most believed to be from the same family, in two communities about 30 miles apart in Tennessee and Alabama.
Investigators said the victims were four adults and two juveniles, but their names and ages were not being released until they are identified and next of kin are notified.
Five people were found dead in two neighboring rural homes near Fayetteville in southern Tennessee Saturday, and a sixth body was discovered at a business in Huntsville, Ala., authorities said.
Jacob Shaffer of Fayetteville, who officers found sitting on the front porch of one of the homes, was taken into custody and charged with homicide. He was jailed without bond in Lincoln County, which borders Alabama.
The story contains few details except that "the motive of the killings is domestic." Unfortunately there was no mention of the weapon or weapons used or whether Shaffer was already a prohibited person.
What's your opinion? How could we keep guns out of the hands of people like this without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens? Is such a thing possible?
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