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Authorities release list of Texas shooting victims, including unborn child

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/08/17, 01:38 pm

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released a complete list of those killed in Sunday’s shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The list includes the unborn child of Crystal Marie Holcombe, 36. Initial reports were unclear about whether the number of the deceased included the child, but the state DPS included Carlin Brite “Billy Bob” Holcombe on its list of the 26 total victims. Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to Sutherland Springs later Wednesday with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to visit family members of those killed, those injured in the attack, and first responders. In addition to the mother and her unborn child, the names and ages of those killed in the shooting are Robert Scott Marshall, 56; Karen Sue Marshall, 56; Keith Allen Braden, 62; Tara E. McNulty, 33; Annabelle Renae Pomeroy, 14; Peggy Lynn Warden, 56; Dennis Neil Johnson Sr., 77; Sara Johns Johnson, 68; Lula Woicinski White, 71; Joann Lookingbill Ward, 30; Brooke Bryanne Ward, 5; Robert Michael Corrigan, 51; Shani Louise Corrigan, 51; Therese Sagan Rodriguez, 66; Ricardo Cardona Rodriguez, 64; Haley Krueger, 16; Emily Garcia, 7; Emily Rose Hill, 11; Gregory Lynn Hill, 13; Megan Gail Hill, 9; Marc Daniel Holcombe, 36; Noah Holcombe, 1; Karla Plain Holcombe, 58; and John Bryan Holcombe, 60.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • VIRGINIA TEAGUE
    Posted: Wed, 11/08/2017 05:33 pm

    That's just terrible. It's easy to blame God for this, to say that He could have prevented that, but this is all part of His Perfect Plan. Praying for you all.

  • PaulC
    Posted: Wed, 11/08/2017 09:33 pm

    Luke 13:1-5 has points to ponder related to these kinds of things. "Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate shed along with their sacrifices. 'Do you suppose that these Galileans were grater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?  I tell you, no, but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or dod yu suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the me who live in Jerusalem?  I tell you, no, but unless you repent you will all likewise perish'."   No one has called those people who died worse than others.  Jesus words remind us 1)Everyone of us is called to repent of our own sins 2)tragedy strikes all people regardless of our orientation 3)He includes two kinds, one intentional by an evil ruler, and one accidental by the falling of a tower.  4)In no way does he justify the wickedness of the wicked.  

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