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Pastor kills his 27-year-old daughter as revenge after his wife filed for divorce

By Mason White 12:01 PM December 11, 2016
Daniel and Claire Randall 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A pastor shot and killed his daughter to hurt his wife after she filed for divorce.

56-year-old Daniel Randall and his wife Anita, who lived with their three children in Rhode Island, has accomplished a lot of great things in his life.

However, everything changed when he became depressed and turned to alcohol.

His wife left him and she moved with their children to Maine.

Randall went into a 90-day rehab program to work on his issues. Last week, he was reportedly served with divorce papers.

When Randall left rehab the rehab center, he bought a gun and a can of spray paint, and went to his wife’s new home at 2:00 p.m.

There he found his 27-year-old daughter Claire. He shot her multiple times until she was dead. He then spray painted messages on the walls of the 5 rooms of the home.

He wrote messages such as: “Vow breaker” and “Anita, it’s all your fault.” Randall then went outside and shot himself on the porch.

Police found the bodies of Randall and his daughter, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Randall was a pastor for 12 years at the First Congregational Church in Bristol, Rhode Island.

He had also been a chaplain in the Air Force, and later at the Roger Williams University.