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Utah woman considered leaving husband before murder-suicide

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FILE - This June 22, 2015 file photo shows police tape hanging in front of a home where a Utah family of four was found shot to death in Roy, Utah. A Utah woman was considering leaving her husband before he fatally shot her, their two children and himself on Father's Day, according to police documents released Monday, July 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman was considering leaving her husband before he fatally shot her, their two children and himself on Father's Day, according to police documents released Monday.

A relative who called police after discovering the body of 6-year-old Tylee Smith was immediately concerned that the girl's father, 29-year-old Russell Smith, might have been involved, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The relative told police dispatchers she was concerned that Russell Smith had been drinking and had a gun at the house in Roy, about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, according to the documents.

Police found the unclothed body of 26-year-old Shawna Smith in the bathroom. Russell Smith was found in the bedroom of their 2-year-old son Blake Smith, who was dead in his crib. All four people were shot in the head, police wrote.

Shawna Smith's mother, Sheila Pruitt, said her daughter was considering a separation to allow her husband to deal with problems at the time of their deaths.

"She wasn't talking about a divorce. She just needed him to have some space," she said Monday. Though she didn't know the details of their marital problems, she said the issues appeared normal.

The bodies were discovered after Shawna Smith stopped responded to text messages on June 21, police said.

Russell Smith had recently quit his job with defense contractor L-3 Communications, and he was excited about starting a new job, Pruitt said.

Police hadn't responded to any previous problems at the home, and officers are investigating what led up to the shootings, said Roy police spokesman Matthew Gwynn on Monday. "We're just as stunned as the community," Gwynn said.

The investigation remains open as officers wait for the results of toxicology tests, he said.

When the family was found, neighbors on their quiet, suburban street in Roy, a city of about 38,000, said they were shocked at the deaths because the family always appeared happy.

Shawna Smith had worked at Busy Bee's Playhouse, a child-care facility in Roy, for nearly nine years. Neighbors described Russell Smith as a sweet man and doting father who loved the Atlanta Braves and umpired kids baseball games for a local league.

The couple had met shortly before Shawna Smith graduated from high school. They were friends before the relationship turned romantic, and they wed six years ago, Pruitt said.

Russell Smith's parents have said they were stunned by the deaths because their son loved his family and life.

Exactly what led up to the family's deaths may never been fully explained, Pruitt said.

"I don't know that we'll ever know why. They took that with them," she said

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surely someone has a written journal somewhere.... lets see what the cops can find.


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Another winner for gun advocates.

But Janelle, clearly if SHE had had a gun, everyone would still be alive.


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Another winner for gun advocates.

eh - i don't see it. are you being farsical, or approaching be farsical ?


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But Janelle, clearly if SHE had had a gun, everyone would still be alive.

If SHE had a gun she wouldn't have used it. It was quite clear she was scared of her husband. She would have probably used it on herself before she used it on him. Still a loss either way.

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If SHE had a gun she wouldn't have used it. It was quite clear she was scared of her husband. She would have probably used it on herself before she used it on him. Still a loss either way.

God, I know. Sorry, we really need a sarcasm font. I'm totally with you. I'm against guns for self defense and the culture that comes with that as the primary use of guns.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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God, I know. Sorry, we really need a sarcasm font. I'm totally with you. I'm against guns for self defense and the culture that comes with that as the primary use of guns.

:thumbs: Got you. They don't allow sarcasm fonts because it is entertaining to see people disagree over a misunderstanding.

Ban marriages

Ban mods that ban. :rofl:

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Some think guns are a necessity to life, like food and water.

This is how I view it if I purchased a gun I wouldn't let anyone know I had it, because it comes with a whole lot of responsibility one that can never be takin lightly, or two I buy a gun let everyone in the house know I have it and teach them how to use it in a responsible manner and follow all the rules, but what stops one of them from using it irresponsibly even if it locked and put away, their are just to many people showing in this day and age that guns shouldn't be around!

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Who can really say if a gun was not there this tragedy would not have occurred? I am no big gun advocate, but if this sadistic idiot was bent on doing this, he could have done it with just about anything.


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