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The father of former Atlanta Falcons player Phillip Adams says he believes concussions may have caused his murderous rampage.

Phillip Adams broke into a neighbor's home on Wednesday, April 7, and shot 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie.

Adams then shot and killed the couple's grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

All 4 family members were found in a bedroom inside the home.

Two HVAC repair men working outside the home were also shot. James Lewis, a 39-year-old single father of three, died from his injuries.

The second repair man was taken to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police say Adams returned to his Rock Hill, SC home where he fatally shot himself. His body was found the next day.

Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV his son was being treated by Dr. Lesslie at one point.

"I can say he's a good kid," Alonzo Adams said. "I think the football messed him up."

"I don't think he ever did anybody any harm. All I can say is we pray for the family," Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. "He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We're gonna keep them in our prayers."

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More details have emerged about a former Atlanta Falcons player who killed five people then turned the gun on himself in South Carolina.

Phillip Adams, who played defensive back on multiple teams including the Falcons, fatally shot five people before killing himslf.

According to Complex.com, Adams shot and killed 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie. The couple was pronounced dead at their home on Wednesday.

Adams also killed their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

A HVAC technician working outside the home, 38-year-old James Lewis, was found shot to death. A second HVAC technician was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Adams forced his way into the Rock Hill, SC home and opened fire. All four family members were found in a bedroom in the home.

Adams lived with his mother down the street from the victims.

The York County Sheriff's Office located Adams in a home in Rock Hill on Thursday. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Adams was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. His last season was in 2015.

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A dispute between neighbors over shoveled snow ended in a murder-suicide in Plains Township, Pennsylvania.

Surveillance video shows James Goy, 50, and Lisa Goy, 48, shouting obscenities at neighbor, Jeffrey Spaide, 47, who objected when they apparently shoveled snow into his yard.

As the argument escalated, the Goys threatened Spaide if he set foot in their yard. Surveillance shows Spaide shoot the stunned couple with a handgun.

James Goy ran toward his home, screaming, "Call the cops! He shot me!"

The footage shows Spaide stand over Lisa Goy and shoot her twice at close range, as she yelled "You f***er, you!"

Spaide went back to his house, as neighbors emerged from their homes to help the couple.

Spaide then returned with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. "You should have kept your f***ing mouth shut," he said before shooting Lisa Goy in the head at close range.

Spaide then shot James Goy to death before going back to his house and using another rifle to kill himself.

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A Bridgeton, Mo. woman and her 2-year-old daughter who were reported missing last week were found dead in a vehicle parked near an apartment complex in North St. Louis.

Police found the bodies of Kanisha Richardson, 37, and two-year-old Ava Richardson inside a maroon 2014 GMC Terrain just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The two were reported missing on Wednesday, Jan. 13 -- two days after Richardson made suicidal statements on Facebook.

The two were seen at Chuck E. Cheese's at the South County Center in Mehlville, Mo. on Jan. 11. They were last seen alive at a Chick-Fil-A at 12450 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton on Jan. 12, according to KSDK News. Based on witness sightings, police initially believed they were headed to Florida.

No cause of death was released, but police said Richardson may have been armed with a handgun and that she and the toddler were endangered persons.

Alea Turner, Ava's stepmother, launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for her stepdaughter's funeral expenses. The child's biological father is unknown.

"On January 11th My Wife and Daughter went missing. January 16th we found out that Kanisha and Ava were gone," Turner wrote on GoFundMe.

"My babies are no longer here to laugh with, argue with, make new memories, or grow. I won't hear 'mommy ima be a lady like you' or 'I'm getting big like my sis sis'. I won’t hear Kani obsess about IHOP coffee or laughing at all her new style stunts. I'm breaking down. No ones prepared for one burial let alone two. Nobody should ever have to bury a child. No one should have to know what it feels like to bury a sister. Anything helps Please help me bury them."

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Tonisha Lashay Barker jumped from a Tennessee highway overpass with her toddler son in her arms. Police say Barker, 26, and her 21-month-old son Jonathan Jones were killed.

The tragedy began when deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Department received 911 calls about a woman who had attempted to crash her car into a gas pump at a Shell gas station on Law Road.

Witnesses say the female driver got out of the car with a small child and walked toward the nearby Interstate 40 overpass.

A few minutes later, another 911 caller said his truck was hit by a "large object" that had fallen from the bridge.

Authorities found the bodies of Barker and her son in a ditch near Exit 93.

Sheriff's spokesman Tom Maples told WKRN investigators are trying to determine a motive for the murder-suicide.

Barker's grandmother said she had been depressed for days. Her job at a Covid-19 testing site had ended last month.

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A SWAT team rescued three children from a Florida home after their father killed his wife and mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself.

The murder-suicide occurred on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. at a home in Tamarac, about 40 miles north of Miami.

Police say Clody Sylverne, 39, shot his wife, Benouchka, and her 65-year-old mother, before killing himself.

Police responding to a 911 call found Sylverne and Benouchka dead on a bedroom floor. Her mother was airlifted to a local hospital, where she died.

The couple's children -- ages 4, 8 and 11 -- were found hiding in a bedroom closet, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

A SWAT team helped the kids escape through a bedroom window, WSVN-TV reports.

The children were examined a hospital, where they met with victim advocates and treatment specialists. They remain in state custody.

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More details are emerging about the Waldorf, Maryland housewife who fatally shot her detective husband, who reportedly cheated on her with a co-worker.

Christina Francis, 41, reportedly shot and killed her husband, D.C. detective Timothy Francis, 50, before killing herself.

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The violence occurred hours after Christina (left) posted the couple's wedding videos and photos on Facebook.

Timothy was reportedly cheating on his wife with a 23-year-old police officer and single mom named Celeste P.

Most workplaces have strict rules about fraternization and office romances. But Timothy and Celeste appeared to flaunt their relationship openly, forcing Christina to endure humiliation and heartbreak in her final days.

Celeste shamelessly shared images of her illicit affair with Timothy on social media under the username @Jacelmommy. In one photo, the two are seen kissing. Celeste made her Instagram page private following the public backlash.

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On her Instagram account Celeste celebrated her relationship with her co-worker after the news of his death, leading one IG user to admonish her: "Wasn't he married? Show some respect to his kids."

Christina Francis, who dated Timothy Francis for 3 years before marrying him in 2017, dropped hints of her husband's betrayal in her Facebook posts.

In posts that were riddled with typos she appeared distraught over her broken marriage and she expressed her love for her 2 children:

"This day meant everything to me. This marriage was put together for a great reason, couldn't more confident and stayed forever not giving up. I love young what we had together. U you all I ever NEEDED. YOU AND I BELONGED TOGETHER AND ALWAYS. We had 6 years of experience and memories that should have taken presence over everything we dd but he got lost I petty sh*t you believed was a mistake."

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Timothy had at least one grown daughter around the same age as his mistress.
 

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A Waldorf, Maryland housewife shot and killed her police detective husband in an apparent murder-suicide Friday evening.

Police say Christina Francis, 41, fatally shot Timothy Francis, 50, before turning the gun on herself in a murder-suicide that shocked neighbors on their quiet suburban street.

WUSA9 reports Charles County detectives responded to a 911 call around 6 p.m. on the 3300 block of Marylea Court after Christina's father found the bodies. He told police he tried to reach her by phone all day and when he didn't hear from her, he went to the home and discovered the bodies.

According to WUSA9, a neighbor who lives a few houses down saw Christina shortly before the incident.

"She had just walked past me walking her dog... and an hour and a half later, we heard the police sirens," Delancey Praylow III said.

"It's sad because it feels like one of your own family members because we were all tight like that," Praylow said.

"You never know what people go through," said another neighbor, Demetrius Wilson.

Incidents of intimate partner violence (IPV) and stalking against men by women are on the rise, according to a National Family Violence Survey published in 2017.

A new study reveals that more men were killed by women in 2017 than in the decade prior. The figures aren't in yet for 2018-2020, but the statistics of women killing men are expected to soar.

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The community of Hephzibah, Georgia is mourning a mom and her twin sons who died in an apparent murder-suicide.

Richmond County deputies say Shaquia Philpot, 25, drove her car with her 10-month-old twin boys into the Mayor's Pond near the Augusta Regional Airport.

A fisherman spotted the submerged vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and alerted authorities. Philpot and her children were pronounced dead at the scene, Crimeonline.com reports.

Evidence found at the scene points to a murder-suicide and not an accident, deputies say. The family lived about 10 miles from the pond.

Family members were in disbelief at the news that Philpot killed herself and her twins.

"When I found out it was her, I was stuck, and I didn't believe it," said Philpot's stepbrother, Darius Coleman. "To this day, I still don’t believe it."

Coleman said he talked to her three or four days ago, and she was in a good mood laughing and joking.

Family members say she was happy, loving and a wonderful mother to her children.

The bodies were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsies. Authorities hope the autopsy results will shed light on why the tragedy happened.

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America's response to the coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people feeling hopeless and despondent over mounting debt from job losses.

The suicide rate in America is rising as many Americans feel desperate, hopeless and lonely. 75% of Americans are on lockdown around the nation.

A 38-year-old man in Wilson, Pennsylvania attempted a murder-suicide after losing his job. He opened fire on his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself on Monday. His girlfriend survived.

2 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets took their own lives after being quarantined on campus in Colorado Springs, CO. They were due to graduate in May.

Phones are ringing off the hook at suicide hotlines around the country in recent weeks. One Suicide Prevention Services hotline in Illinois does not have enough staff to field all the calls.

"We are seeing a massive shift to anxiety," said Suicide Prevention Services Education and Training Director Natasha Clark. She said callers are not necessarily worried about catching the virus, they are more fearful of its financial impact on their lives from job loss, homelessness, and loneliness.

"Alone with their thoughts, so many callers are on the brink. It's creating a sense of deep despair among callers," Clark told the Chicago Tribune.

"We can't even count on accessing emergency resources because even that is tenuous right now."