A Texas middle school teacher has admitted to gunning down two of his neighbors after a Halloween party.
35-year-old Cary Heath, an Air Force veteran, according to the man who hosted the party, ran into his house and handed him his one-year-old baby, telling him, â€œThis is the last time I will see the baby. I killed two people.â€
Two men, Daniel Haros and Phillip Evans, dropped by the party for five minutes, according to the arrest affidavit, and had a â€œfriendly and cordialâ€ conversation. Mr. Heath then walked next door to his house after Haros and Evans went home.
A neighbor told cops that he heard gunshots at around 4 a.m. Sunday, and saw Heath standing over Haros, hitting him with the butt of a rifle.
When that witness yelled for him to stop, Heath purportedly pointed the rifle at him and asked if they had a problem.
Haros and Evans were found dead in two different driveways from gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to their faces and heads.
Mr. Heathâ€™s wife told investigators that he confessed to the murders and had asked her to clean up the blood in the gun safe where he keeps his weapons.
Heath was arrested in the schoolâ€™s parking lot on capital murder charges and remains held on $1 million bail. The school district placed him on administrative leave.