Friday, July 18, 2014
"HOUSTON, TX — A young, newly married couple died this morning at their north Houston home in what police are calling a murder/suicide.
"Investigators say 26-year-old Candace Williams was arguing with her husband, 24-year-old Phillip Deckard when he shot her, then shot himself.
"Williams' three children, 7-year-old Neiria, 6-year-old Torian and one year old Paris were there at the time. The 7-year-old heard the gunshots and ran to a neighbor's home for help.
"The neighbor retrieved the other children and called 911. Police discovered the couple dead in the home.
"`Candace was just a loving mom, loved her kids, she had just started a new job and she was about her children.` said her cousin, Sheryl Broussard.
"Today, the weight of what has happened is heavy on those living nearby.
"`My heart goes out to the kids because that's who is affected by it. The others, but mainly those kids,` said neighbor, LaTonya Shelton.
"Houston police say the children will likely be placed with someone in their large extended family."