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Lone Survivor of Houston Massacre Shooting Speaks Publicly

Updated: Monday, July 14 2014, 10:52 AM CDT

A 15-year-old girl who watched as her parents and siblings were murdered in their Houston home spoke publicly for the first time this past weekend, just days after she lost her entire family. "Hey guys, I am really thankful for all of the people who have been praying for me and keeping me and my family in their thoughts," says Cassidy Stay.

Authorities say Ronald Lee Haskell first barged into the family's home demanding to know the whereabouts of his estranged wife, Melanie Haskell, who is related to the victims. She wasn't there. But Haskell allegedly proceeded to shoot and Cassidy's mother and father, her brothers and sisters. She was grazed in the head, but she was coherent enough to call 911 after Haskell left to warn police the suspected shooter was on his way to her grandparent's home. Stay's grandfather credited the teen for saving lives.

On Saturday, Stay explained her outlook for a hopeful future as only a teen could; by quoting Harry Potter. "In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says 'happiness can be found even in the darkest of time if one only remembers to turn on the light.' I know my mom, dad, Brian, Emily, Becca and Zach are in a much better place, and that I will be able to see them again one day."

Haskell is facing six capital murder charges. He reportedly collapsed in court Friday as the charges were read. He collapsed a second time and was taken to the Harris County jail for treatment.

Lone Survivor of Houston Massacre Shooting Speaks Publicly


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