PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) - Fire investigators say a man who killed his three young children and himself set two separate fires in their home before committing suicide.
Authorities say Jay Dee Landers Senior shot and killed 8-year-old Jay Landers Junior, 5-year-old Derrick Landers and 4-year-old Katana Landers yesterday morning at their home near Pauls Valley.
Assistant state Fire Marshal Jerry Pruner says Landers then set fires in the garage and the kitchen of the house and appears to have used gasoline.
Landers then apparently went into the bedroom where the bodies of the children were and shot himself.
Pruner says fire damage was limited mainly to the kitchen area and says the quick reaction by the Pauls Valley Fire Department likely saved evidence.