The estranged wife of a man from Texas who killed eight people at a football viewing party asked him ‘did you really have to do this?’ before she was fatally shot in front of her friends.
Meredith Hight, 27, was in the process of divorcing Spencer Hight, 32, and had filed for divorce in July after six years of marriage.
She was hosting at party in Plano earlier this month when her deranged ex-husband burst into the home he had moved out of.
According to court documents obtained by the Daily News a witness was in the backyard when she saw Spencer go inside the home with a weapon and heard his wife pleading for her life asking,’did you really have to do this?’
Shortly afterwards, gun shots were fired killing Meredith and seven other guests.
Meredith Hight (left), 27, was killed when her estranged husband Spencer Hight (right) opened fire on her and several friends as they watched the Dallas Cowboys game on earlier this month
Darryl Hawkins (left) was killed along with Anthony ‘Tony’ Cross (right)
In a state of fury, Hight turned the gun on some of his own friends, including James Dunlop, 29 (left) and 31-year-old Rion Morgan (Right), who was a groomsman when Hight got married
The other victims are: Anthony ‘Tony’ Cross, 33; Olivia Deffner, 24; James Dunlop, 29; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; Myah Bass, 28; and Caleb Edwards, 25.
Spencer was shot dead by a cop shortly after the attack. He was found with a handgun in his waistband, and a rifle magazine was found in the hallway.
Spencer and Meredith were married in 2011, and at first things were great, until he lost his job in 2015 and developed a drinking problem, according to the Dallas News.
Meredith’s mother Debbie said that he lost his job doing contract work for Texas Instruments in 2015, around the same time the couple bought their first home.
Initially Meredith was said to be supportive, but eventually she started hounding him for not helping out with the mortgage.
She filed for divorce citing ‘discord or conflict of personalities,’ in July.
Meredith died along with and seven others at the home she had shared with her ex-husband
Meredith loved to cook and host parties, her mother said. She had filed for divorce from Spencer in July after the couple stopped living together in March
At that time she told her parents that Spencer had been physically aggressive towards her at least twice.
On one occasion he had slammed her face against a wall but did not report incident to the police.
A friend of Spencer’s said he was a ‘party animal’ who drank a lot and had a short temper and had a love for weapons – particularly guns, knives and swords.
Meredith and Spencer stopped living together in March, just a months before she filed for divorce.
Her mother, Debbie Lane, told WFAA 8 that her daughter ‘was a cook, and a quite fine one, and she loved hosting friends and families.
The party was in fact the first gathering she was hosting on her own.
‘This was her first opportunity to do it after the divorce and Spencer didn’t take it well,’ her mother said.
Spencer Hight was shot dead by a cop responding to reports of gunfire