(HOUSTON) — Ron Haskell, accused of executing four children and two adults, dropped to his knees in a court Friday morning after hearing a statement from the sole survivor of his alleged rampage.
Haskell, 33, started swaying before he dropped to the floor during Friday morning’s arraignment on a capital murder charge and had to be helped back into his chair by deputies. He was then wheeled out of court.
In spite of the dramatic collapse, Haskell was blank-faced throughout and emotionless during the hearing.
Haskell is charged with capital murder after allegedly breaking into the home of his ex-wife’s sister Wednesday night, shooting his former sister-in-law, his former brother-in-law, and five children.
One of the five children, 15-year-old Cassidy Stay, survived despite being shot in the head and was able to call 911 to alert police that Haskell was allegedly planning to drive to kill other relatives.
“We did intercede (Haskell’s) vehicle en route to the second location that the surviving victim was able to tell us about,” Harris County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ryan Sullivan told ABC News.
Cassidy, who has been hailed as a hero by her grandparents, is hospitalized with a head wound, but is expected to make a full recovery.
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