4 Cousins Are Killed in Mich. Home, and Suspect Is Ex- Fiancé Once Charged with Domestic Abuse



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As the 37-year-old man remains in police custody awaiting formal charges, the victims' families prepare to lay them to rest.

"Our family is reeling from the senseless and tragic murders of sisters Laura and Sarah Tanner, and brothers Neil and Forrest Sampson," a relative wrote on a GoFundMe page created to help raise funds for funeral expenses. "Fiercely loyal to each other and their families, these siblings/cousins/mothers and fathers/daughters and sons put family first, and now our family desperately needs your help to quickly raise funeral expenses."

The victims' families believe their deaths were the result of domestic violence.

According to WXYZ, Laura and Bailey had a rocky relationship. Last fall, Bailey was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, as well as domestic violence misdemeanor in the past. However, charges were dropped when Laura didn't show up for a court hearing.

It is unclear whether Bailey has an attorney to comment on his behalf.

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