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Funeral Wednesday for slain Houston-area family

Cassidy Stay stands with her grandfather, Roger Lyon, as she addresses the crowd during a memorial service for members of the Stay family who were murdered in their home in Spring, Texas, July 12, 2014. Reuters/Dan Kramer

SPRING, Texas - Funeral services are planned for six members of a suburban Houston family at a church not far from the home where they were shot to death last week.

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The Stay family, victims of a mass shooting in Spring, Texas. Only Cassidy Stay, 15, left, survived.
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Thirty-nine-year-old Stephen Stay, his 34-year-old wife Katie and their four youngest children will be buried in a private ceremony after services Wednesday afternoon at their Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The couple's 15-year-old daughter, Cassidy, survived the attack a week ago by playing dead, called police and identified her uncle, 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell, as the gunman. Haskell had been divorced from Katie Stay's sister and records show he had a history of domestic violence.

Haskell was arrested a few hours later after a police standoff and is facing multiple charges of capital murder.

  • Crimesider Staff

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