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Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
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BELL, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter, and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday afternoon from his home to say he might hurt himself or others. By the time a deputy arrived at his home in this small town outside Gainsville, Spirit had committed suicide, according to Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz.The bodies of his daughter and her six children were found “all over the property,” Schultz said.During a news conference Friday, Schultz said Don Spirit was couldn’t legally have a gun because he was a felon.The sheriff wouldn’t identify the weapon used to kill the family, but the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said a “deputy searched the residence which revealed multiple victims with apparent gunshot wounds.”Spirit and his daughter, 28-year-old Sarah Lorraine Spirit, had arrest records and she was on probation for a 2013 grand theft arrest. Her father wasn’t on probation at the time of the killings, Schultz said.Don Spirit was arrested in 1990 in Tampa on a felony fugitive warrant.