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Gunman in deadly football watch party was estranged husband of hostess: family.

The gunman who killed eight people at a football watching party in Texas was the hostess’ estranged husband — a jilted man who moved out months earlier but just couldn’t move on, relatives and authorities say. Spencer James Hight, a 32-year-old software engineer contractor, was killed by cops Sunday after they responded to the bloody...
Time: 10:11     Date: 13.09.2017
Last US News: Gunman in deadly football watch party was estranged husband of hostess: family. NY Post 24 - US News

Spencer James Hight, a 32-year-old software engineer contractor, was killed by cops Sunday after they responded to the bloody scene at the Plano home he once shared with Meredith Emily Hight. Her mother, Debbie Lane, said her daughter had filed for divorce in July – in part due to her husband’s alcoholism – but had just recently begun starting a new life of her own.

Sunday’s party had been a big step, Lane said, as the 27-year-old Hight was excited about turning the page with her closest friends.

“It was officially ‘out with the old and in with the new,’” Lane told WFAA. “It was her reclaiming her life, and she was thrilled to be doing that. It was the happiest she’d been in years. Years.”

Lane had helped Hight arrange new furniture for the party earlier this month, as Spencer Hight visited the home in recent days to pick up the last of his belongings there, Lane said.

“I think he saw our comfort, ease, and happiness … and her embracing new life, and resented it to the maximum and responded the way he did,” Lane said.

AP

The enraged husband killed Hight and seven others — identified as Caleb Seth Edwards, 25; Myah Sade Bass, 28; Rion Christopher Morgan, 31; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; James Richard Dunlop, 29; Olivia Nicole Deffner, 24; and Anthony Michael Cross, 33. One other victim remains hospitalized in unknown condition, Plano police told the local ABC affiliate.

Other people escaped unharmed, according to Hight’s father, Gene Lane.

“The people who were there and left – there was no indication of any problems or issues until he showed up,” Lane told WFAA. “You don’t understand this. I don’t. I think, ‘Why do people have to do this,’ you know?”

Lane said his daughter met Hight in 2009 while they both attended the University of Texas at Dallas before getting married on a cruise in Jamaica two years later. Dunlop, who was killed during Sunday’s massacre, was Spencer’s best man and Morgan, another victim, served as one of his groomsmen.

Debbie Lane, meanwhile, said her daughter endured a painful marriage, especially within the last two years, before filing for divorce in July.

“She told us he was an alcoholic and that she worked for two years to try and help him,” Lane said. “We said, ‘Alright, we’re 100 percent behind you.”

After moving out of the couple’s home in March, Spencer Hight stayed with Dunlop for a few weeks, according to Debbie and Gene Lane.

“He was a very talented and artistic person, but he just didn’t have coping skills,” Gene Lane told WFAA.

Metro

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Opinion

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Living

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Business

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Metro

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Sport

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