JACKSON, KY (AP) - A relative of two people killed in an eastern Kentucky rampage says the shootings happened after an argument between the gunman and his wife over how she cooked his eggs.
State police say 47-year-old Stanley Neace killed five people with a shotgun Saturday Morning before killing himself in a trailer park near Jackson.
Sherri Anne Robinson answered at a phone listing for Neace and says she is a relative of two of the victims. She says witnesses to the shootings told her that Neace became enraged when his wife did not cook his breakfast to his liking.
Robinson says that when his wife fled to a neighbor's trailer, Neace followed and shot his wife, his stepdaughter and three witnesses. Robinson says he allowed a young girl to flee to a neighbor's.
According to Kentucky State Police a preliminary investigation indicates that Neace of Vancleve, Ky., went to two separate residences and shot a total of five people with a shotgun. All five victims and the alleged perpetrator were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroner. The victims were Sandra J. Neace age 54 of Vancleve, Ky., Dennis J. Turner age 31 of Vancleve, Ky., Sandra R. Strong age 28 of Vancleve, Ky., Tammy R. Kilborn age 40 of Jackson, Ky., and Teresa G. Fugate age 30 of Jackson, Ky. All of the bodies have been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.