A 73-year-old man shot five people and himself dead Thursday night in Yuma, Arizona. Carey Hal Dyess was allegedly upset over his divorce and killed his ex-wife, her lawyer, and three others. A sixth person was in serious condition at a Phoenix-area hospital after being shot by Dyessl. “This is a great loss,” said Robert Roberson, the longtime law partner of Jerrold Shelley, one of Dyess’s victims. “It’s not unusual to hear about an irate person on the other side in a divorce case who has a grudge against their ex’s divorce lawyer, but nobody expects anything like this,” he said. Dyess had been married and divorced four times, and was last married in 2002.
Gunman in Southern Arizona Kills 6, Including Ex-Wife and Her Lawyer, Police Say [NYT]