The Tennessee man who killed his estranged spouse and their grandchildren masqueraded in a “Friday the thirteenth” masks and posted about his break-up woes earlier than his murder-suicide rampage.
Gary Barnett, 48, posted a grim quote simply days earlier than he shot and killed his spouse Regina, her daughter Brittnee Perez and her two children at his residence in Marion County round 9 pm. Thursday.
A 3rd little one additionally was killed within the massacre and one other unnamed grownup suffered accidents from gunshot wounds however is alive in hospital, in response to Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett.
In a TikTok video re-posted by Barnett to his Facebook web page on June 11, a girl says: “One actually tousled issues that guys expertise after a breakup is when their ex not solely pretends, however spreads phrase that he’s a nasty man simply so she doesn’t really feel responsible over how she handled him.”
A month earlier, his estranged spouse Regina Barnett claimed her husband had “50 to 60 weapons in his room” and that she was “afraid he’ll get drunk and shoot me,” in a request for a restraining order towards Gary, which was authorised by a choose.
In one other weird social media publish months earlier than the lethal taking pictures, Barnett is seen sporting the Jason Voorhees masks from the “Friday the thirteenth,” horror movie franchise, during which the masked killer terrorizes individuals by stabbing them to dying with an enormous knife.
Just 4 days in the past, Barnett additionally posted a quote from Marvin Heemeyer, a infamous Granby, Colorado, man who felt he had been wronged by his city. Heemeyer purchased and foritfied a bulldozer in 2004 which he sealed himself inside with cement and set about destroying the city.
After destroying the city corridor, the home of a ex-mayor and varied different buildings, as authorities boxed him in, Heemeyer shot himself.
Heavy equipment employee Barnett posted on his Facebook timeline an notorious quote from Heemeyer: “I used to be all the time keen to be affordable till I needed to be unreasonable. Sometimes affordable males should do unreasonable issues.”
Barnetts social media was scrubbed of any proof of Regina, however nonetheless included footage of his kids and canine, amongst a Peanuts cartoon which has been modified to learn “inform me what love is Chuck,” whith him replying: “The really feel of recoil and the odor of gunpowder.”
In her restraining order, Regina mentioned she was afraid her husband not solely threatened to shoot her however her canine.
Deputies initially responded to a pictures fired name Thursday evening, however discovered the Barnetts’ residence fully-engulfed in flames.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is heading up the case.
“It’s a home scenario, evidently that has been ongoing for a fairly good whereas,” Sheriff Burnett mentioned to WTVC NewsChannel 9.