After allegedly shooting his wife and 10-year-old son, Mark Cormier reportedly asked a neighbor for forgiveness.
“He did go to a neighbor’s house,” Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said, “He didn’t ask for help, he only said ‘Forgive me for what I have done’.”
Candace and Jeremiah Cormier were found dead in their home on Shalako Dr. at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12.
Hierholzer said deputies responding to a call of a "possible shooting" at the Cormier residence Friday arrived to discover the massacre.
Mark Cormier was seriously wounded and was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center by helicopter.
“This is a double murder and attempted suicide,” Hierholzer said. “We are continuing to investigate in an effort to determine motive.”
Hierholzer said Mark Cormier remains in critical condition and has been unable to communicate with deputies.
Hierholzer said the investigation will be lengthy and detailed as deputies search for a motive for the brutal crime. A small amount of marijuana was found at the home, but no other drugs were discovered, Hierholzer said.
A memorial service for Candace and Jeremiah will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at Kerrville Church of Christ, located at 1900 Loop 534.
The dual obituary for the mother and son reads as follows:
Candace Houser Cormier (also known as Candy Cormier) and her adopted son Jeremiah Rayne Cormier were freed fro...
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