The aftermath of a home invasion in Houston, Texas left law enforcement authorities with a horrific scene, including eight people dead, five of which were children.
According to the Associated Press, 49-year-old David Conley had moved out of the Houston-area home but returned to it on Saturday to find the locks had been changed. A police affidavit states the home invasion began when Conley entered the home through an unlocked window.
Conley’s home invasion in Houston allegedly took the lives of eight people, including five children. According to the police affidavit, Conley restrained the people in the home with handcuffs and fatally shot each of them in the head.
Police discovered the gruesome aftermath of the home invasion in Houston when they came to the home to do a welfare check. No one came to the door, but police could see a man on the floor through the window. The man had apparently suffered from a gunshot wound.
Police heard gunshots come from the front of the home where they exchanged gunfire with Conley. Conley gave himself up after about an hour after speaking with a hostage negotiator and was promptly arrested.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Conley has a violent criminal past with a history of multiple domestic violence incidents. As recently as July 2015, Conley was accused of slamming a woman’s head into a refrigerator at the same address where the home invasion occurred.
In 2013, the same woman, reportedly Conley’s girlfriend, received an emergency protective order against the man. He pleaded guilty to threatening the woman with a knife and was sentenced to 9 months in the county prison.
Conley was also convicted of felony retaliation in 2002 and drug possession in the past.
It is unknown at this time whether Conley was related to any of the people murdered in the home invasion. The names of the victims have not been released at this time.
The bodies of the victims were removed from the home on Sunday morning after intense investigation and scrutiny of the crime scene by investigators and police.
The man who was arrested in connection to the home invasion in Houston, Texas and murders has been charged with capital murder for all the murders, and an additional charge of capital murder for a child under the age of 6-years-old. The accused is being held in Harris County Jail without bond.
[Photo by AP Photo/David J. Phillip]