15-Year-Old TX Shooting Survivor Bravely Speaks Out
The 15-year-old girl who is the only survivor of a Texas shooting is now speaking out. Cassidy Stay’s parents and four siblings were allegedly killed by her uncle last week in Spring, Texas.
Stay was released from the hospital Friday, two days after the attack by her aunt's ex-husband, Ronald Lee Haskell. Authorities say Haskell stormed into the family's home Wednesday and fatally shot Cassidy's parents and four siblings, who ranged in age from 4 to 13 years old, after binding them and putting them face-down on the floor of their home.
Cassidy suffered a fractured skull when a bullet grazed her head. Authorities say she survived by playing dead and called police to warn that Haskell intended to go to her grandparents' house next.
The suspect collapsed in court during his hearing on Friday. Haskell’s lawyers claim he is mentally ill. His ex-wife, who was allegedly abused during their 11-year marriage, is said to be heartbroken over the deaths.
In an emotional memorial over the weekend, Stay thanked everyone who has been praying for her.
"Happiness can be found even in darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light," Stay said, paraphrasing a quote by Albus Dumbledore in from the 'Harry Potter' series.