Sheriff: WV Woman upset over husband’s absence kills kids, self

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FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say five children found dead after a house fire late last year were shot to death by their mother, who then took her own life.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan held a news conference Thursday and revealed details of the shootings and fire last Dec. 8.

He said 25-year-old Oreanna Antoinette Myers shot her three children and two stepchildren at their home near Williamsburg.

The children ranged in age from 1 to 7.

The sheriff said text messages between Myers and her husband showed that his absence from home during the work week had been a source of friction between them.

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