Texas man admits to killing his wife and two teen sons for “being too loud”

Francis Akhalbey Sep 4, 2020 at 09:00am

September 04, 2020 at 09:00 am | Crime News, News

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

September 04, 2020 at 09:00 am | Crime News, News

James Webb told officers he shot his family for "being too loud" -- Photo: Dallas County Sheriff's Department

A Texas man has been charged with capital murder after fatally shooting his wife and two sons, aged 13 and 16 at their home in East Dallas on August 31.

After the shooting, the suspect, 57-year-old James Webb, got in touch with an alarm company to report the incident. Police were subsequently contacted, KDFW reports.

Webb, who was around the crime scene when the police showed up, was arrested after the bodies of the deceased were found in the apartment.

Per the arrest warrant, Webb got into argument with his wife, Victoria Bunton, on the morning of the incident after complaining he had a headache and Burton and their two sons were being “too loud.”

During interrogation, Webb told authorities he was “tired of all three of the victims yelling and telling him that there was nothing wrong with him, so he shot them.” Webb shot Bunton at least two times before also shooting their two sons.

“The suspect waited an hour and then contacted 911 through his emergency medical alert device and told them what he did. Police responded to the residence and took the suspect into custody,” the warrant stated.

“This is a horrible scene. This is a horrific incident. Our hearts go out to everyone that’s touched by this,” Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez told KDFW.

Neighborhood residents who know the family also expressed their shock, with one describing the incident as unexpected.

“Last time I saw her, she was getting groceries out of the car and the boys were helping her. You would never think that he would do that. And she had a heart. She was so sweet to everybody,” the resident said. “You’d never think that one day he would call and say he killed his kids.”

Another resident told the news platform: “I’ve been knowing them for two years, going with their mama to the grocery store, helping with groceries, getting on the school bus.”

“I didn’t talk to them as much. But when I did come outside, they’d speak. They didn’t just walk past me. They’d be like, ‘hey,’” said another.

Webb is being held on a at the Dallas County jail on a $3 million bond, according to People.

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