Christmas Day Mass Murder
Texas law enforcement officials reported Monday that a man dressed as Santa Claus entered a residence in Grapevine, Texas on Christmas Day. In the midst of unwrapping presents, he killed six relatives and then himself. Police responded to the residence after receiving an open line 911 call. Shocked responding patrol officers arrived atthe apartment to find four women deceased and three dead men, ages 18 to 60.
Many apartments are vacant in the middle-class complex. The crime scene is located in the back of the Lincoln Vineyards Apartments adjacent to the nearby high school’s athletic field. Other residents did not report hearing gunfire. Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling advised the media that the identities of all the dead will be released following autopsy results.
Sadly, a Santa family annihilator is not totally unique. In 2008, Bruce Pardo dressed as Santa and killed 8 family members of his estranged wife on Christmas Day in Covina, California. He set the home on fire and then killed himself.
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