David Conley, charged with the deaths of six children, his ex-girlfriend, and her husband, has confessed to the murder, claiming he did it because the children were becoming monsters.
Conley is currently being held in custody without bond. The 48-year-old man was previously in a relationship with Valerie Jackson, the children’s mother and the woman he murdered. One of the children he killed was his own son. According to Yahoo! News, Conley committed the murders because the children were becoming monsters. He was short of actually admitting to the murders outright, yet he did explain why they were dead.
“They were growing up to be monsters, they were disrespectful, rude in school. I’m not saying they’re dead because of that. I’m not even saying I killed them. God says in the Bible do not disrespect your mother and father or your days will be short, but I’m not saying that’s what happened.”
The individuals killed include 40-year-old Valerie Jackson, her husband, Dwayne Jackson, and six children, ranging between the ages of 6 and 13. Conley shot each of them in the head, some were shot multiple times.
Conley also stated that Valerie Jackson’s new husband was also a monster, and he was a victim of Jackson’s harassment.
According to ABC 13 News, Conley has a history of violence against Valerie Jackson. However, he claims that is not true, and that he loved Valerie with all his heart, and she also loved him.
“If I was so much of an abuser, why did she keep running back? That doesn’t make sense if I was that type of person.”
Conley also claims to love his son, Nate, the 13-year-old boy he murdered.
Although Conley does not outright confess to murdering the six children and the couple, he did admit that God asked him to do it.
“I understand, like you said, all these people are dead, but Valerie wasn’t a good Samaritan. They (she and Dwayne Jackson) did evil stuff all the time. I was doing my part as God asked me to do. God asked me to help them… God says in the Bible thou shall not disrespect thy mother and thy father. I’m highly spiritual. I’m not crazy. I’m not like that.”
His reasoning for following “God’s orders” was because the children were becoming monsters. When asked whether he thought he would ever get out of jail, he responded that he did not think so.
[Photo Courtesy: Harris County Sheriff’s Department]