Man Kills Family and Tries to Commit Suicide… But Lives – See Mugshot Photo

A 51-year-old Michigan man who has been hospitalized for weeks following a suicide attempt has been charged with murder in connection with the May deaths of his wife and three children.

Online records confirm that Charles Robert Gillard, Sr., was transferred into the custody of the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office on June 28 — more than a month after authorities allege he killed his entire family.

After he allegedly shot his wife, 40-year-old Dawn Gillard, and their three kids — Katelynn, 6, Ronald, 4, and 3-year-old Joshua — the father turned the gun on himself, according to police.

All three victims were discovered slain at their home in Austin Township, reports WDIV-TV.

The station, citing police, reports that other children of Dawn’s from a previous relationship were unharmed in the attack.

Court records confirm that Gillard has been charged with three counts of felony murder, to which he’s yet to enter pleas.

Charles Robert Gillard – Mugshot

Relatives who spoke to WZZM last month said Dawn had been the victim of domestic violence prior to her death.

“In situations like this, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to seek out therapy, seek out counseling” said Randy Myers, Dawn’s cousin. “There’s a lot of people in this world that do still care and you have to give them a chance to know what you’re going through for them to be able to help.”

A GoFundMe campaign is still collecting donations to cover the funeral costs for the four victims and to raise money for Dawn’s other children.

“She didn’t deserve this,” added Myers. “It’s a situation I hope we never become desensitized from.”

It was unclear Monday if Gillard was represented by an attorney who could address the allegations on his behalf.

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  1. That was his real face, a monster a sinister puke. I hope he repents, not that it will bring his wonderful family back, but so satan does win

  2. He should have come to me. I would have finished him off (of course, it wouldn’t have been with a simple gunshot to the face. I would have spent an hour destroying his face). Caution: this post may be disturbing to some audiences.

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