(WFTV) – A Texas man accused of killing his wife and two children last weekend was found lying next to their bodies, covered in blood, according to authorities.
Bryan Richardson, 27, of Copperas Cove, is charged with three counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, identified by police as Kiera Michelle Ware, and their two young children, whose names have not been released.
A criminal complaint states that an officer followed the brother into the backyard of the home, where the brother shined his cellphone light into a window. They spotted a “dark liquid” on the floor, the document says.
One of the officers found an open bay window and climbed inside, unlocking the back door.
The officers found a grisly scene in the house. There was a “large amount of blood on the kitchen and living room floors,” and a small dog lay dead in a pool of blood in the kitchen, KWTX reported.
They found a “a large pool of blood just outside the door” of a corner room, which was locked from the inside, the complaint states. The officers forced the door open and found Richardson, Ware and their two children on a bed inside.
Richardson, who was covered in blood, lay on top of Ware, the court documents state. The children’s bodies were on the bed next to them.
A bloody knife, an empty six-pack of beer and an empty bottle of the sedative Trazodone was on a table nearby.
When questioned, Richardson said he didn’t know what had happened to his family, KWTX reported. The officers found three cuts on Richardson’s left arm that he said were self-inflicted.
Richardson’s Facebook page indicates that he worked at a GNC vitamin and nutrition shop. According to Ware’s page, the couple married in 2015.
Both pages are full of photos of their children.