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(HOUSTON) — A Texas man accused of killing six people, including four children, was turned away by a teenager when he first went to the victims’ home. Still, he returned a short time later, kicked in the door, tied up the family and then shot them in the head execution style, according to court testimony Thursday.

Ron Haskell, 33, was charged with capital murder following his arrest after a long standoff with police in Spring, Texas.

The carnage ended when a wounded 15-year-old girl called 911 and alerted police to the shooting and said that the gunman was on his way to shoot her grandparents, police said. Cops intercepted Haskell, who was related to the victims, and took him into custody following a tense standoff.

During a preliminary court hearing Thursday morning, a prosecutor said that Haskell came to the family’s door posing as a FedEx delivery man. Haskell, who had previously worked for FedEx, was wearing the company’s shirt.

The teen told police that when she answered the door, she told Haskell that her parents were not home. He left, but came back and kicked in the door, the court was told.

Haskell tied up the teenager and other children and waited in the home until the rest of the family arrived back at the residence, the prosecutor said. When they returned, Haskell allegedly tied up two adults, identified as Katie and Stephen Stay, and four other children, all under the age of 13. He forced them all to lay facing the ground, the court was told.

While the family lay bound, Haskell asked the family members where his wife was, prosecutors said. When they said that they did not know where his wife was, Haskell allegedly shot every member of the family in the back of the head, execution style.

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