HOUSTON, Texas. — The man accused of killing six of his ex-wife’s family members, while pretending to be a FedEx driver, collapsed during a hearing this morning.
Ronald Haskell’s attorney said he fainted because he has a mental illness and did not realize what he had done until the details were read before him.
Prosecutors said Haskell, charged with capital murder, planned the murders by getting the FedEx shirt, a gun and ammunition.
Haskell used to drive for a service that had a contract with FedEx, but not since January, FedEx spokeswoman Erin Truxal told CNN.
Two adults and their five children were killed “execution style,” while a 15-year-old was able to escape.
The children, ranging in age from 4-15, were home alone when they let Haskell in.
CNN reports Haskell held them until the parents arrived home.
It’s believed the parents and four children were killed when they would not tell him where his ex-wife was located.
Haskell was arrested after a three-hour standoff that followed a short chase with sheriff’s deputies.