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Teen survivor of Texas shootings says slain family members 'in much better place'

Published on Jul 13, 2014 10:07 AM
Cassidy Stay stands with her grandfather Roger Lyon (left) as she addresses the crowd during a memorial service for members of the Stay family who were murdered in their home Wednesday, in Spring, Texas on July 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HOUSTON (REUTERS) - The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston in which her parents and four siblings were killed told a memorial event on Saturday her family was "in a much better place" and that she was making a full recovery from her injuries.

Cassidy Stay, 15, spoke to a large gathering outside an elementary school three days after the shootings at her home. Police said Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, entered the house posing as a delivery man and searching for his former wife, the sister of Cassidy's mother. He then shot members of the family, authorities said.

Haskell is charged with capital murder.

Cassidy Stay wiped away tears but smiled as she spoke of her parents, Stephen Stay, 39, and Katie, 33, and her two brothers and two sisters, aged 4 to 14.

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