A 24-year-old man is accused of opening fire on three family members and a tenant at their home in Virginia in what authorities called a “senseless” quadruple murder.
On Oct. 17, Prince William County police said David Nathaniel Maine allegedly got into a dispute at the Woodbridge residence and began attacking the victims in different parts of the home, WRC-TV reported.
Around 4:30 p.m., Maine phoned 911 and told a dispatcher an unknown person had shot into the home. Responding officers found no evidence to support the claim, and they entered an open front door to do a wellbeing check and found the victims, according to WRC-TV.
Maine’s family who died were identified as newly married couple Miguel Duran Flores, 44, and Kelly Victoria Sotelo, 42, and Sotelo’s 19-year-old daughter, Karrie Ayline Sotelo. A tenant in a basement unit, Richard Julio Jesus Revollar Corrales, 36, was also killed. A young child who lived at the home was not present during the incident.
“The only word that I can use to describe it is senseless,” Prince William Police Chief Peter Newsham said of the homicides. “Absolutely senseless that anyone would take four lives the way that they did.”
Maine faces four counts of murder and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony and was being held without bond.
“My hope is that he never, ever sees the light of day again,” Newsham said.