Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on September 06, 2012 @ 8:49PM
Created on September 06, 2012 @ 5:59PM
Thursday marked three days since a Doddridge County family was found murdered in their Mastons Road home. A teenage relative is being charged with three counts of murder for their deaths. The Doddridge County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday they won't be releasing any more information because kids are involved. They said they're still going over all the evidence in the case.
After the deaths, the Ritchie County School Superintendent said Dixie Spencer, their middle school teacher, was one of the victims. On Thursday, her obituary, along with that of her husband, Frederick, and their young daughter were published on a funeral home page.
We don't know much about the events that surround the triple homicide. All we know is that deputies were called to the Spencer home around 6 p.m. Monday where they found the family shot to death. There's been nothing released about the gun used or how the juvenile got it.
Senator Joe Manchin said his heart breaks for the family.
"A mother, a father, a sister were all killed by a brother. I don't know how something goes so horrifically wrong," he said.
He doesn't think, however, that unfortunate situations like this mean we need tighter gun control laws.
"I can assure you, the people that are going to do the crime, will find the guns. I have not seen that, there's no relevance to basically crime less areas because the guns have been taken out," he said.
According to the funeral home, there will be a memorial service for all three this Saturday at 2 p.m. It will be at the T. Edward Davis Gymnasium at Salem International University. A time of gathering will be there two hours before.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a contribution to the Spencer Family Fund at Cornerstone Bank in West Union, Salem or Pennsboro.
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