US kids killed in shooting had been taken from home by state
HOUSTON (AP) — Six children who were fatally shot in their Houston home along with two adults had been temporarily removed by Child Protective Services from the household in 2013 after allegations of abuse and a lack of supervision.
The agency filed a lawsuit in 2013 to remove the children. They were placed in foster care but were later returned to the home. The case was dismissed in 2014. It was not immediately known why the suit was dismissed.
Child Protective Services officials have said the agency was involved with the family but have declined further comment.
David Conley, 48, is charged with capital murder for the deaths of the six children, along with their mother, Valerie Jackson, who was Conley’s ex-domestic partner, and the woman’s husband.