Plano, TX: 8 Dead in Deadliest Incident of Domestic Violence in Town’s History

HeadlineSep 12, 2017
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And in Texas, at least eight people are dead after a man allegedly killed his estranged wife and her friends in what appears to be the deadliest incident of domestic violence in the town’s history. On Sunday, 27-year-old Meredith Hight was watching the Cowboys football game with a group of friends and family in the Dallas suburb of Plano when her estranged husband reportedly entered her house and opened fire, killing her and seven other adults. The shooter was killed by police. Local news reports Hight had filed for divorce in July. Hight’s mother said her daughter “loved hosting friends and families. This was her first opportunity to do it after the divorce, and he didn’t take it well.”

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