FORT WORTH -- The home is supposed to be a safe haven, but early Sunday morning it was anything but for two Fort Worth men.
"The decedents both came outside where they were shot by Mr. Heath numerous times," said Fort Worth Police Sergeant Marc Povero.
Mr. Heath is Cary Heath, now charged with the killings. The question is: why would a father, husband, and 8th Grade teacher kill two of his neighbors?
"They were at the same party, a neighborhood Halloween party from what I understand, on Buffalo Springs," Sgt. Povero said.
So was there a fight?
"There was no indication of an argument or disagreement between the three," Sgt. Povero said. "After the party, it appears Mr. Heath returned to his home where he retrieved a weapon."
The Police affidavit dives into the puzzling scene, saying "Heath ran into his house and handed [name redacted] his one year baby and stated, 'this is the last time I will see the baby. I killed two people.'"
The affidavit also stated that Heath's wife admitted the next morning that her husband confessed to the murders and asked her to clean the blood out of his gun safe.
Police aren't naming the victims, but friends and family are naming Daniel Haros and Phillip Garcia. The mother of Garcia claimed in a Facebook post that the victims were "defenseless and unarmed (in their 'pajamas' in the front yard of their home) - truly innocent victims by all accounts, in every sense of the word."
The shock is shared by those at Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill, where Heath was a first year 8th Grade science teacher.
"I was just like, 'Oh my God.'" said Lashea Jackson, whose son was in Heath's class. "I didn't know what to say. I was lost for words, and I still am to this day."
A GoFundMe page surpassed $6,000 in less than a day for Daniel Haros, but that money and Cary Heath's charge of capital murder won't bring back Daniel or Phillip.