Monday, January 8, 2018

Mother Killed Husband, 2-Sons, And Herself In Galveston

Neighbors of a family killed in a murder-suicide saw no signs of trouble.

Flor de Maria Pineda, husband Mauricio Morales, their 10-year-old son Mauricio, Jr. and 5-year-old son David all died on the eighth floor of the San Luis Hotel in Galveston Monday.

Investigators said Flor shot her husband, two sons then turned the gun on herself.

News of the tragedy stunned neighbors who called the family “beautiful people.” They said Flor was very religious, always polite, friendly, helpful and caring. Neighbors attended birthday parties she threw for her sons. On occasion, Flor even hand delivered candy with bible verses to friends, neighbors said.

“She was very friendly,” Shirley Davis, a neighbor said. “She waved at us. Her husband was very friendly. And Daniel and Mauricio they would ride their little bicycles, little tricycles on my driveway and if they saw me outside they would get off those bikes and come hug me. (It) meant more than a lot just to see the little young people so in love with you.”

Source: KCENTV