Posted On: April 13, 2009 by

Alabama Shooting Kills Five

Jay Reeves, of the Associated Press, has written an article about a tragic shooting in Priceville, Alabama that left 5 people dead.

Authorities believe that late at night on April 6 or early morning April 7, Kevin Garner shot and killed his 16 year old daughter, estranged wife, his sister and his 11 year old nephew. He then set fire to his home, which burned to the ground, before taking his own life. The other 4 bodies were found Tuesday in Green Hill, Tennessee.

Garner and his estranged wife were in the middle of a divorce trial in which she sought custody of their daughter, citing he "has been both physically and emotionally abusive." Garner accused his wife of adultery and withdrawing nearly $40,000 out of their joint bank account last May before they separated. His sister had sided with Garner's ex-wife, and authorities believe she might have been on the list to testify in court against him. Investigators believe that Garner was unhappy with the way the divorce was playing out and this prompted his actions.

This tragedy reminds us of how quickly things can change and to be thankful for all of our blessings.