- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

BELFAIR, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a murder-suicide in Washington state that left five people dead (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

The man who fatally shot three family members, a neighbor and then himself in rural Washington state had an extensive criminal history, including felony charges.

A review of Pennsylvania court records shows misdemeanor and felony convictions for David Wayne Campbell dating to 1996. Documents say he was charged with multiple counts over several years, mostly related to bad checks, stolen property and forgery.

He served time in prison starting in 2000 on a charge of theft by deception. It’s not clear when he moved to Washington.

Campbell killed himself Friday after a standoff with authorities. He also killed his wife, her two teenage sons and a neighbor.


9:40 a.m.

Authorities in Washington state have released the name of the fourth victim in a standoff that left five people dead, including the gunman.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell says 68-year-old Donna Reed was among the four people whose bodies were found in a chicken coop after Friday’s standoff.

The standoff began after David Wayne Campbell called a sheriff’s office supervisor Friday morning to say he had done something bad and was suicidal. After hours of negotiations, police tried to flush Campbell out using tear gas. They say that’s when he stepped outside and killed himself.

Reed was a neighbor of Campbell. Also killed in the standoff were Campbell’s wife of six years, 49-year-old Lana J. Carlson, and her two teenage sons, Quinn and Tory Carlson. Authorities said Monday she adopted the boys from Kazakhstan before she met Campbell.

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