Father Kills Family, Spares Youngest Son

In a shocking incident in Oklahoma City, a man killed his wife and three of their four children before taking his own life. The sole survivor, a 10-year-old boy, discovered the horrifying scene upon waking up and promptly alerted authorities. The motive behind the tragic event remains unclear, as investigators continue to piece together the circumstances leading up to the incident.

The boy dialed 911 around 9:35 a.m. on Monday, reporting that his entire family was dead in their home located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the western part of the city. Responding officers found no survivors, according to Master Sgt. Gary Knight, who addressed the media on Tuesday.

The investigation revealed that the father, 42-year-old Jonathon Candy, had a dispute with his wife, Lindsay Candy, 39, during the night. Following the altercation, he shot her multiple times. The children, identified as Dylan Candy, 18, Ethan Candy, 14, and Lucas Candy, 11, were also shot and killed. Jonathon Candy then ended his own life.

Knight described the chilling sequence of events, stating that Jonathon Candy systematically moved through the house, shooting each of his children. The reason behind his decision to spare the youngest child remains a mystery. “What happened in that residence was nothing short of a massacre. Those children were hunted down and killed,” Knight said.

The police had no previous records of domestic violence or any calls for service from the Candy residence. The investigation will now involve speaking to friends and family to gather more information. The surviving boy has been placed in the care of a relative.

The incident has left the community in shock and disbelief. Neighbors remember Jonathon Candy as a helpful individual, known for assisting others with tasks like car and lawn mower repairs. One neighbor, Michael Burcham, 68, recalled that Jonathon had confided in him about his struggles with depression.

The tragedy has also deeply affected the local sports community. Ethan Candy was a member of a local baseball team, the Mustang Misfits. The team’s manager, Rhonda Armstrong, expressed her disbelief and grief over the incident.