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Grandfather, 4 grandchildren killed by escaped Texas inmate are identified

The Texas family killed by an escaped inmate was identified as a 66-year-old man and his four grandchildren, authorities said.

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The Texas family killed by an escaped inmate was identified as a 66-year-old man and his four grandchildren, authorities said.

Highlights

  • The victims were Mark Collins, 66; Waylon Collins, 18; Carson Collins, 16; Carson.
  • Carson, 16, Hudson, 11; and Bryson Collins, 11.
  • Gonzalo Lopez, 46, had no connection to the family, authorities say.
  • Lopez was a convicted murderer who escaped on May 12 after stabbing a prison bus driver in the hand and fleeing on foot after the vehicle went off the road.
  • He was killed Thursday during a shootout with police after law enforcement south of San Antonio spotted a truck that had been stolen from the family’s property in Leon County.
  • The children attended schools in the Tomball Independent School District, a spokesperson said.