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Texas Suspect Admits During Phone Conversation, To Slaughtering Entire Family

August 10, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas Suspect Admits During Phone Conversation, To Slaughtering Entire Family

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Hours after a cold blooded Texas man allegedly slaughtered his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children, David Ray Conley calmly confessed the killings in a phone call to his ex’s brother.

Earl Yanske, whose sister, Valerie Jackson was murdered along with her husband and five children, recalled Conley’s chilling call to the Houston Chronicle Monday. He said Conley called him around 11 p.m. Saturday, hours after breaking into the home of his ex

“I need to ask you a question,” Yanske recalled saying to Conley. “Did you kill my sister?”

In a casual manner Conley responded: “Yes I did.”

“It was like me asking if he went to the grocery store and he said, ‘Yeah,’” Conley said “There was totally no emotion in his voice.”

Conley, 48, is accused of breaking into his former Houston home, handcuffing the eight people inside — including his own son — and then fatally shooting each of them in the head. He surrendered Saturday night, after an hours-long standoff, and confessed to the killings.

The next day, he was charged with capital murder, and is now being held without bail.

After Conley made his first court appearance Monday, in which he did not speak, Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson told media that seeking the death penalty for him would be “a no-brainer.”

Although his ex once called him the “best father in the whole world” in a Facebook post, Conley had a long history of domestic abuse, and his family was well known to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.


His history of assaults against Jackson dates back to 2000, when he put a knife to her throat, punched her in the face and then wrapped an electrical cord around her baby’s neck.

He was also sentenced to nine months in prison for threatening Jackson with a knife in April 2013.

His most recent arrest was just last month, when he allegedly smashed Jackson’s head into a refrigerator several times, after she tried taking away a belt he planned to hit his son with.

Yanske told the Chronicle that, with Conley’s violent past, police “should have kicked down that door instantly” after learning he had his family held hostage.

Yanske also said Conley suffered from bipolar disorder and was jealous of Dwayne Jackson — the man he allegedly killed Saturday.

Conley allegedly shot at officers who tried to enter the home on their last check before his surrender, KHOU reported.

Yanske set up a GoFundMe page asking for $50,000 to help cover funeral expenses.

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