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04/30/08 - Mesquite

Man Featured On Crimefighters Kills Wife, Wounds Two Children

Michael Ray Turner Michael Ray Turner

A man who was featured on KLTV 7 Crimefighters last week is under arrest after fatally shooting a woman believed to be his wife and the wounding of two of her children. 

There is no word yet on a motive for the shootings at the home in Mesquite.

Mesquite Police say they expect to charge Michael Ray Turner with capital murder in the death of 31-year-old Moniquedushi Turner. Police believe Turner is the father of at least one of her three children.

The woman's seven-year-old daughter, Najye Heath, is listed in stable condition after surgery in Dallas. Police say her eleven-year-old son, Michael Turner Junior, also was undergoing surgery. A baby in the house wasn't hurt.

A neighbor told police she'd received a call from the suspect after the shootings, then Turner returned to the house and was arrested.

KLTV 7 Crimefighters had received a tip last week that Turner was in Mesquite, including his exact address, which is where the shooting happened.

KLTV passed that tip on to law enforcement officials as soon as it was received.

Information courtesy of the Associated Press. Cathryn Khalil, reporting.

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