After His Wife Files For Divorce, Michael Haight Kills His Wife, His Five Children, His Mother-in-law, And Himself.

Two weeks after his wife filed for divorce, a 42-year-old Utah man fatally shot seven members of his family, including his five children, who ranged in age from 4 to 17.

He then turned the pistol on himself, according to authorities.Authorities in Enoch City on Thursday named 42-year-old Michael Haight as the alleged shooter in the murder-suicide, along with his wife Tausha Haight, 40, their three daughters, ages 17, 12, and 7, and two sons, ages 7 and 4.

According to a statement from the Enoch City administration, Gail Earl, Tausha Haight’s mother, who was 78 years old, was also killed. The victims all looked to have been shot.

On December 21, wife Tausha filed for divorce from Michael, according to court papers, but it was not immediately clear why she wanted to end their union.

After hearing from worried family and friends who had not heard from the victims, police dispatched officers to check on the Haight family’s wellbeing on Wednesday.

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