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Officials: Kids held at gunpoint as suspect waited

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SPRING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in the killing of six members of a Houston-area family held children at gunpoint while awaiting other members of the family to arrive home.

Harris County officials said Thursday that 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell posed as a delivery driver when he forced his way into the home in the northern Houston suburb of Spring. He allegedly held some of the children until Stephen and Katie Stay returned to the home with their other children.

Haskell demanded to know the whereabouts of his estranged wife, who was related to the Stays.

Authorities say Haskell shot 39-year-old Stephen Stay and his 33-year-old wife. Four of their children, ranging in age from 4 to 14, also were killed. A 15-year-old daughter was hospitalized after being shot and wounded.

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