A man in Texas has been arrested for killing his wife and two teenage sons “because he had a headache and was tired of them yelling.” The incident happened Monday morning at Ash Creek Apartments in Far East Dallas, police said in an arrest warrant affidavit.
57-year-old James Lee Webb from Dallas reportedly called police an hour after fatally shooting his wife, Victoria Ronack Bunton, and her two teenage sons, ages 13 and 16.
“The complainant and the suspect, who are married, woke up together and began arguing around 10 a.m. because the suspect had a headache and the complainant and the two children were being too loud,” the affidavit states. “During the argument the suspect produced a handgun and shot the complainant at least two times causing her death,” police said.
“The suspect stated that he was tired of all three of the victims yelling and telling him that there was nothing wrong with him, so he shot them,” police wrote in the affidavit.
Webb, who was charged with capital murder, was booked into a Dallas County jail, where his bail had not been set as of late Monday. It’s unclear if he’s hired an attorney, the Dallas Morning News reports.
“This is a horrible scene,” Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez told reporters at a press conference. “This is a horrific incident. Our hearts go out to everyone who’s touched by this.”
Neighbor Chanel Lockhart told Fox4: “Last time I saw her, she was getting groceries out of the car and the boys were helping her.
“You would never think that he would do that. And she had a heart. She was so sweet to everybody.
“You’d never think that one day he would call and say he killed his kids.”
Another neighbor, Justice Johnson, told the outlet: “I’ve been knowing them for two years, going with their mama to the grocery store, helping with groceries, getting on the school bus.”
Her daughter, Sylvia, added: “I didn’t talk to them as much. But when I did come outside, they’d speak. They didn’t just walk past me. They’d be like, ‘hey.'”