A Texas man has been arrested for gunning down two victims at a Halloween party. The Dallas Morning News reports that two 25-year-olds, Daniel Haros and Phillip Evans of Fort Worth, Texas, were murdered this weekend while outside of a Halloween house party. The killer, 35-year-old Cary Heath, is a middle school teacher and Air Force veteran.
Heath and his wife Tiffany stopped by the party, which was down the street from where they lived. Haros and Evans, who were roommates, knew the people throwing the party and lived on the same block with Haros' mother and sister. Heath and his wife reportedly had a friendly conversation with the victims shortly before Heath killed them. After their conversation in the front yard of the house party, Heath went back to his own home. He returned minutes later, at around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
Gun shots went off, and a witness reportedly saw Heath standing over Haros while beating him with the butt of his rifle. When the witness screamed for Heath to stop, Heath apparently pointed the gun at the witness and asked if he had a problem.
Later, when the police showed up, both Haros and Evans were dead on two different driveways in the neighborhood, as a result of multiple gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.
A neighbor told NBC DFW that Heath had an assault rifle and "from the looks of it, due to the shell casings, he unloaded the whole clip" on the two victims.
Heath's wife had heard the gunshots, and saw a body across the street on a driveway. The Dallas Morning News reports that Heath, who is the father of a 1-year-old child, ran into his house after the shooting and told his wife, "This is the last time I will see the baby. I killed two people." Apparently, after the murders, Heath asked his wife to clean the blood from the safe where he keeps his guns.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Heath is in jail on capital murder charges, with his bail set at $1 million.