Text Message Sent Before Murder-Suicide

By Brennan McCord

Jun 24, 2010 3:00pm

ABC News' Brennan McCord reports:

An eerie text message saved the lives of two children shortly before their father killed the mother, and then shot himself.

Authorities say that someone sent the baby sitter a text message saying “Come get the kids right away.  I don’t want them to see what happens next” before he shot his wife, Danielle, and then turned the gun on himself in the couple’s Kansas home. 

It’s not clear whether the text was sent by an angry father or a fearful mother.

The baby sitter acted quickly and took the two children out of the home before gun fire erupted.

Neighbors told the local news channel KCTV5 that the couple had a rocky relationship and that police had been to their home just a few weeks ago because one of the parents was concerned the other was going to take the children and not return.

In addition, police may have new clues in a Facebook message posted on Danielle’s page on June 2 that said "I missing being a little kid, because there was never any drama, fights and the only man in your life was your Daddy."

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