Daryl Benway Kills Daughter, Critically Wounds Son in Apparent Murder-Suicide After Wife Leaves Him

Daryl Benway kills daughter Abigail Benway Critically Wounds Son Owen
Daryl Benway Kills Daughter Abigail (bottom left), Critically Wounds Son Owen (bottom center) in Apparent Murder-Suicide After Wife Kelleen (right) Leaves Him

OXFORD MURDER-SUICIDE:  Daryl Benway kills his daughter Abigail Benway, and wounds his son, Owen Benway, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide after he and his wife, Kelleen, separated three to four weeks ago. He had also recently lost his job, the News Telegram reports.

Authorities said that a family member found the bodies of 41-year-old Daryl Benway and his daughter, Abigail, on Saturday night in their Oxford home. Benway’s 9-year-old son, Owen, was shot in the head and taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Abigail and her father were found in the master bedroom of the Benway’s 128 Main St. residence and his seriously injured son was discovered in the kitchen and transported to UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center in a critical condition. Source:  Daily Mail

This is a tragedy that could have been avoided. If Daryl Benway could shoot his children, then he has no heart. No decent parent would ever harm their children.