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The Terrell County Sheriff's Office says the double murder-suicide Monday morning was a well thought out plan.
Persimmon is typically a quiet street in Sanderson, but after a shooting around 12:45 a.m. in the two story White House, all that was left were bullet holes and three lifeless bodies."Why, just why?," Tom McKinney, an emotional friend, said.
Mr. McKinney said he was inside the home when he was woken up by gunshots. "I was sleeping in my bed and I heard about 8 rounds go off and then a pause and then one more."
"This young man for whatever reason felt that this is what he has to do and it's very tragic. Miss Ashbaker leaves behind an infant," Clint McDonald, Terrell County Sheriff, said.
Sheriff McDonald goes on to explain that the shooting was a well-thought-out plan."There was a note left behind in Mr. Hastings residence. He played the whole thing out in his note"
The Texas Rangers assisted in the investigation, the bodies are being sent off for an autopsy.
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