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Family members allege the parents accused of killing their six children in an apparent murder-suicide may have been facing mounting financial pressures before their deaths.
Brian Nelson was 34 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
According to reports, authorities in Oklahoma identified the deceased suspects as parents Brian Nelson, 34, and Brittney Nelson, 32.
Speaking with Tulsa World, Brian’s parents, Danny and Marilyn Nelson confirmed their grandchildren — Brian II, 13; Brantley, 9; Vegeta, 7; Ragnar, 5; Kurgan, 2; and Britannica, 1 — were the six juvenile victims in Thursday’s incident.
The evening they were killed, Danny and Marilyn said they had plans to babysit the kids, according to the outlet. Brian and Brittney were supposed to drop them off at their grandparents.
“Five came and went, then it was 6. I texted them — no responses,” Danny told the paper. “I turned on the 6 o’clock news, and they said there had been a fire near Hickory and Galveston in Broken Arrow. That’s where my son lives.”
Danny suspects the family of eight’s mountain of money troubles and a head injury Brian reportedly sustained in the workplace may have motivated him and his wife to kill their family, the outlet reports.
Brian and Brittney reportedly filed for bankruptcy in December 2020. The pair listed $138,000 in liabilities and nearly $9,000 in assets, including nine guns, according to records obtained by the paper.
The outlet reports that the couple was unemployed at the time of the filing and receiving financial assistance from the government.
“I think the stress got to them — trying to figure out how to make it from one month to one month, to one month,” Danny told the outlet.
“Then, every time one of those headaches came around, he just would lose it because it was so excruciating,” Marilyn added.
“I want people to know that he had all his brain together at one time,” she said. “I don’t understand why they did what they did, and I don’t understand why he ended up in that situation. I always talk to God — and I don’t understand.”
Firefighters allegedly discovered the bodies of Brian and Brittney in front of their blazing Broken Arrow, Okla., home Thursday. In contrast, the bodies of their six children were discovered in a rear bedroom, where most of the fire was contained, authorities said.
Authorities said the causes of death for the family members are still pending. However, they do not believe their deaths were related to the fire.
Firearms were also recovered from the scene.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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