Funeral services being held for 6 members of suburban Houston family slain last week

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A family portrait of the Stephen and Katie Stay family is on display before visitation at Klein Funeral Home Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Houston. Ron Lee Haskell has been charged in the shooting deaths of the six members of the Stay Family. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

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By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Six white caskets containing the bodies of a suburban Houston couple and four of their five children have been wheeled into a church for funeral services not far from where the family was gunned down at their home a week ago.

Thirty-nine-year-old Stephen Stay, his 34-year-old wife Katie, and their four youngest children are being buried in a private ceremony after services Wednesday at their Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The couple's 15-year-old daughter, Cassidy, survived a gunshot wound by playing dead, then called police and identified her aunt's ex-husband, 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell, as the gunman. Records show he had a history of domestic violence.

Haskell was arrested a few hours later after a police standoff and now is facing multiple charges of capital murder.

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