Man Kills 3-Year Old Grandson Over Parenting Concerns

ERATH COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A 35-year-old man shot and killed his 3-year-old grandson before turning the gun on himself after becoming enraged on how his 15-year-old daughter was raising her child.

The murder-suicide happened Friday in the Erath County community of Purves, south of Stephenville.

The Stephenville Empire Tribune reports the man, identified as Jose Antonio Torres, arrived home Friday afternoon and became upset that his daughter was not at the house taking care of her 3-year-old son Miguel.  The paper says Torres fired a gun at his wife before taking his grandson away in his pickup truck.

“Mrs. Torres followed in the pickup’s direction until she found her husband and grandson dead,” Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant told the paper.

The bodies of Torres and his grandson have been transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for autopsies.   The case is still under investigation.

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  1. 2sister says:

    This is so sad and horrible. His actions were evil and illogical. There is no reason to kill a child. I find it horrible and senseless for him to take his anger out on a child.

  2. bea says:

    Horrific. Just wondering what he thought of his own parental abilities considering his daughter was only 12 when she had her baby.

  3. Bill Haley says:

    Wow…that girl had her kid at 12 so she was doing the deed when she was 11. Methinks Daddy might have been up to no good for at least 3 years and 9 months…

    1. NiteNurse says:

      That’s a possible since girls that have kids that young it’s usually a family member that has molested them. i wonder who the child’s father really is.

  4. Audrey Cooper-Wright says:

    the girl was 12 when she had the baby…she is still a teenager. his wife was there. just sounds like he was a controlling idiot tired of his responsibilities…he probably only killed himself after because he had a moment of reality that he was going to be held responsible for his actions…

  5. Mamaw says:

    Tragic all the way around….RIP little one.

  6. Mike M says:

    He should have shot himself first. Maybe the DNA results will show it’s also his kid considering the was 11 when she got pregnant. Horrible to do this to a child, although the grandfather can burn for all I care.

  7. susan says:

    A 15 YEAR OLD IS STILL A CHILD, NO MATTER WHAT SOME MIGHT SAY..IF HER BABY WAS 3, SHE WAS PREGNANT AT 11 YEARS OF AGE! THIS IS HORRIBLE AND SAD..THE GRANDFATHER DIDNT LIKE HOW SHE WAS RAISING THE BABY?? A HORRIBLE EXCUSE FOR A MAN OR A GRANDPARENT FOR THAT MATTER..IT DOES MAKE YOU WONDER BECAUSE OF HER AGE, IF SHE WAS NOT MOLESTED BY A FAMILY MEMBER…

  8. ThisIsSad says:

    Was the child his?

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