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Old 12-28-2011, 09:19 AM
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Authorities identify victims in Texas shooting

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Marital and financial problems may be the cause of a Christmas Day massacre in Texas by a man dressed as Santa Claus, police have said as the seven dead were identified.

The seven bodies were discovered strewn in the living room area of the Grapevine apartment, amid opened presents and near a Christmas tree.

Suspected shooter Aziz Yazdanpanah, a 56-year-old Iranian-origin man, had been estranged from his wife and two teenage children when they moved out of the family's upscale home in nearby Colleyville earlier this year.

Yazdanpanah showed up to his estranged wife's apartment on Christmas morning dressed like St Nick and opened fire shortly after the family had unwrapped presents. Yazdanpanah then killed himself.

The six victims were identified as: Nasrin Rahmaty, 55, who was Yazdanpanah's wife; Nona Yazdanpanah, 19, his daughter; Ali Yazdanpanah, 15, his son; Zohreh Rahmaty, 58, his sister-in-law; Hossein Zarei, 59, his brother-in-law; and Sahra Zarei, 22, his niece.

On Christmas Eve, the family hosted a party at Zarei's ranch. The gunman was not invited.

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The slayings have shaken friends and neighbors who knew Yazdanpanah and his wife, both of whom were born in Iran, as well as their two US-born children.

"The Persian community is devastated," said Mashy Modjdehi, a friend of Yazdanpanah's wife.

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This is an unbelievably awful crime. It's just incomprehensible.
The fact that the gunman dressed as Santa Claus is the truly unbelievable part.
I suppose I understand what could lead someone to kill his ex-wife and in-laws (although I don't condone it). But I cannot understand how this man could kill his own children.
So sad and terrible.
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How horrible and sad.

I truly have to believe that he wasn't mentally healthy to start, to do something like this. Sometimes, they actually believe they are doind the people a favor, so they won't have to deal with *insert issue here* problems.
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Authorities identify victims in Texas shooting

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Marital and financial problems may be the cause of a Christmas Day massacre in Texas by a man dressed as Santa Claus, police have said as the seven dead were identified.

The seven bodies were discovered strewn in the living room area of the Grapevine apartment, amid opened presents and near a Christmas tree.

Suspected shooter Aziz Yazdanpanah, a 56-year-old Iranian-origin man, had been estranged from his wife and two teenage children when they moved out of the family's upscale home in nearby Colleyville earlier this year.

Yazdanpanah showed up to his estranged wife's apartment on Christmas morning dressed like St Nick and opened fire shortly after the family had unwrapped presents. Yazdanpanah then killed himself.

The six victims were identified as: Nasrin Rahmaty, 55, who was Yazdanpanah's wife; Nona Yazdanpanah, 19, his daughter; Ali Yazdanpanah, 15, his son; Zohreh Rahmaty, 58, his sister-in-law; Hossein Zarei, 59, his brother-in-law; and Sahra Zarei, 22, his niece.

On Christmas Eve, the family hosted a party at Zarei's ranch. The gunman was not invited.

>snip<

The slayings have shaken friends and neighbors who knew Yazdanpanah and his wife, both of whom were born in Iran, as well as their two US-born children.

"The Persian community is devastated," said Mashy Modjdehi, a friend of Yazdanpanah's wife.

>snip<

Authorities identify victims in Texas shooting


This is an unbelievably awful crime. It's just incomprehensible.
The fact that the gunman dressed as Santa Claus is the truly unbelievable part.
I suppose I understand what could lead someone to kill his ex-wife and in-laws (although I don't condone it). But I cannot understand how this man could kill his own children.
So sad and terrible.
Seriously that is terrible.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:52 PM
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Love the way the media neglects those insignificant details.

It wouldn't matter, of course, that the murderer dressed as Santa was a Muslim. Who really needs to know he was stalking, and pressuring his daughter as a result of her dating a non-Muslim.

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