David Ray Conley appears in the 183rd State District Court, Monday,
Aug. 10, 2015, in Houston. Authorities
said Conley had broken in through a window of a home, armed and with
handcuffs, and methodically
shot his estranged ex-girlfriend Valerie Jackson, her husband and
six children, including his own son,
one by one in the head.
David Ray Conley III makes an initial appearance in Harris County
Criminal Court. He is charged
with multiple murders of Falling Oak Rd. family and was held without
bail. Photo: Cody Duty
David Conley makes his first court appearance Monday, Aug. 10, 2015,
in Houston. Conley, who has a violent
criminal history, entered a Houston home through an unlocked window
and fatally shot a woman he'd previously
dated, her husband and six children, including a boy believed to be
his own son, authorities said.
The day that six children and two adults were shot to death in
their Houston home, deputies made four
separate visits to the home in a nine hour period before eventually
going inside to investigate.
Several fence boards are broken and a path into the backyard is
seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Houston.
(Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle.)
A broken screen sits on the ground and a backyard window is seen
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Houston.
(Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle)
At about 6:00 p.m., while performing a fourth welfare check, the
officers obtained information that a man
inside was wanted on a
warrant. They then began circling the perimeter and spotted a dead
a window. Four police officers forced their way into the
home at around 8:00 p.m., which prompted the
suspect to begin firing
on them. The officers retreated and waited for backup to arrive;
Conley surrendered an hour later.
Valerie Jackson, 40.
Dwayne Jackson, 50.
Jonah Jackson, 6.
Trinity Jackson, 7.
Caleb Jackson, 9.
Dwayne Jackson Jr., 10.
Honesty Jackson, 11.
Nathaniel Conley, 13.