“It’ll be different of course,” Bryan’s 86-year-old father, Joe Holcombe, tells PEOPLE.
“There will be a big hole in our family,” he continues. “It will be like always except there will be a void where there used to be eight people.”
Along with Bryan, 60, and the Holcombe’s daughter-in-law Karla, 58, Holcombe’s grandson Marc, 36 — known as Danny — was killed, as was granddaughter-in-law Crystal, 36, and the child she was expecting next year, as well as four of Holcombe’s great-grandchildren: Noah Holcombe, 17 months, Greg Hill,
Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole.
He should have received the death penalty but for a government misconduct linked to a jail informant programme.
The sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals amounted to one life term for each person Dekraai shot and killed at a Seal Beach salon in 2011. He received an additional seven years to life for the victim who survived his rampage.
Last month, in a rare move, Goethals had excluded the death penalty as a punishment option after concluding that county prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies had engaged in misconduct in the use of the county’s now-notorious jail informant programme.
The sentencing comes after Goethals held weeks of hearings centred on whether the Orange County Sheriff’s Department could be trusted to turn over all
A horrifying and bizarre mass shooting in Plano, Texas, killed eight people inside a home there Sunday night, WFAA in Dallas reports. One of the dead is the suspected gunman. He was shot and killed by a heroic police officer, who charged into the house on the 1700 block of West Spring Creek Parkway in Plano after hearing shots from inside the home. A group had gathered at the residence to watch a Dallas Cowboys football game on television.
The identities of the other seven slain adults have not been released by police as of early Monday morning, nor have police announced how many of the victims were male and how many were female. Police also say that the motive for the shootings remains unclear in the early hours of September 11, but one witness described an argument between a man and a woman outside the house that appeared to
A gunman allegedly barged into his ex-wife’s home and slaughtered seven people at a Texas football watch party Sunday night – before police responded and killed the shooter.
Two other people were wounded when the unidentified gunman opened fire inside the party at a single-family home off Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, less than 20 minutes from Dallas, around 8 p.m., FOX4 reported. Witnesses said the group was watching the Dallas Cowboys season opener against the New York Giants.
“It sounded like an argument between a woman and a man and it got really loud…next thing you know all you heard was multiple rounds just going off,” Crystal Sugg, who works nearby, told FOX4.
Sugg said she heard a loud argument for about 20 minutes – and then gunshots.
“I heard guns and a lot of screaming,” she said. “All I heard was, ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.’”
BANGKOK — Gunmen shot dead eight people, including at least one child, in a house in Thailand after holding them hostage, police said on Tuesday, a rare incident in a country where although guns are common, such mass shootings are rare.
The eight were killed in the southern province of Krabi, which is a popular beach destination, after the gunmen stormed the house late on Monday and held the inhabitants hostage before shooting them, police said.
Three people were wounded.
Police said they believed the motive was some kind of personal dispute.
“They were found this morning. Eight people died, three were injured. They were all found at the house,” Manat In-prom, an officer at the Ao Luk police station in the province, told Reuters.
“We believe there were five or six criminals.”
Thailand has a high rate of gun ownership and many
“Multiple people down!” Bubba Hinson exclaimed as he live-streamed a video of what started as a mob stalling traffic, but turned into a mass shooting on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday morning.
Eight people were injured in three shootings that erupted this weekend around heavily trafficked tourist areas in Myrtle Beach. At least one of the shootings was caught on the camera of a visitor, who streamed it live on Facebook. The video went viral with over 1 million views by Sunday afternoon.
Some tourists say they won’t return to Myrtle Beach anytime soon.