Six dead after US breakfast killing spree in Kentucky
Family and friends of the victims are struggling to understand the killings
A US man has killed himself after shooting dead five people, including his wife and stepdaughter, in an argument about his breakfast.
Stanley Neace, 47, went on the killing spree in a trailer park in Jackson, rural Breathitt County, Kentucky.
He chased his wife into a neighbouring trailer where he shot her, her daughter and three witnesses, reports say.
State troopers found Mr Neace dead at the porch of his trailer, slumped over his own gun.
Mr Neace flew into a rage when his wife Sandra, 54, brought him some eggs for breakfast, a relative of the neighbours he killed said. Mrs Neace's daughter Sandra Strong, 28, was also killed.
The other victims were named as neighbours Dennis Turner, 31, Teresa Fugate, 30, and Tammy Kilborn, 40.Over eggs?
Ms Fugate was shot in front of her seven-year-old daughter, who Mr Neace spared. "Her daughter said, 'Please, please don't shoot me,' and he said, 'All right, you can leave,' and she ran out," Ms Fugate's sister Sherri Anne Robinson told the Associated Press.
Mrs Kiborn was another neighbour who stepped out onto her porch during the commotion, reports said.
Mr Neace apparently waited an hour for the police to arrive before turning the gun on himself, police heard the shot as they drove up to the trailer.
Other neighbours had fled in terror during the rampage. Breathitt county is Kentucky's rural eastern region, where gun ownership numbers are high.
"Over eggs? I thought that was crazy. I mean just because his eggs weren't hot?" Ms Robinson said.
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