Mary Ann Holder, 36, shot six people before killing herself on Nov. 20.
Holder’s victims included her two sons, niece, nephew, the girlfriend of her oldest son, and her former boyfriend. She most likely went on a shooting rampage over being distraught over her ended love affair.
All but one of her victims have died. Holder’s oldest son, Robert Smith, 17, died from his injuries on Nov. 20, while his girlfriend, Makayla Woods, 15, died on Nov. 23. Zachary Smith, 14, Holder’s youngest son, died on Nov. 22, while niece Hannaleigh Suttles, 8, died on Nov. 2, and nephew Richard Suttles, 17, died on Nov. 25. The Suttles siblings were living with their aunt after their mother died. All were shot in the head.
Robert Smith, the Suttles siblings, and Woods were shot in Holder’s home, while Holder and Zachary Smith were shot in her SUV.
The lone survivor is Randal Lamb, 40, the ex-boyfriend of Holder. He is expected to recover from being shot in the shoulder.
Sheriff BJ Barnes stated in a news conference held on Nov. 21, that Lamb and Holder had had an affair, but the relationship had ended. Holder apparently had filed restraining orders, which have since expired, against Lamb and his wife. An alienation of affection suit was filed against Holder.
Two handguns were recovered at Holder’s home, as well as two notes in which she apologizes for the shooting, takes responsibility for it, and implies that she was wrong.