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Manhunt for convicted wife killer after a triple homicide involving three of his family members ends with his arrest on Wednesday
John Dalton, 46, is accused of triple homicide after three people are found dead, Dec 26 evening, at a Nebraska family home
Suspect’s 69-year-old father John W. Dalton, mother Jean Dalton, 65, and his 18-year-old niece Leonna Dalton-Phillip identified as victims
The triple homicide took place in Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday night before 8 p.m.
All three people, were pronounced dead at the scene
Dalton previously served eleven years in prison for shooting his wife in the head
Originally named a person of interest in the case, but Wednesday morning a felony warrant for first-degree murder was issued for John Dalton Jr, Wednesday Morning
Fugitive John Dalton Jr. was  arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday, in Jackson Tennessee
This is the second time in his life that Dalton Jr would be arrested in Tennessee after committing murder in Nebraska
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Police are hunting John Dalton, after a triple homicide occurred in North Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday evening 

An Omaha man who served more than a decade on jail for the murder of his wife, nearly two decades ago, again is wanted for murder after a triple homicide occurred in North Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 26 evening.
Wednesday morning a felony warrant for first-degree murder was issued for John Dalton Jr., who was originally named a person of interest in the case.
John Dalton, 46 and a convicted killer, had been named a person of interest after a triple homicide occurred in North Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday evening

Police are searching for a convicted killer John Dalton after three members of his family were found dead from gunshot wounds  in Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday evening.
Officers from Omaha PD responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in North Omaha met the gory scene.
3NewsNow reported that the victims were identified as the suspect John Dalton’s 69-year-old father John W. Dalton, his mother Jean Dalton, 65, and his 18-year-old Leonna Dalton-Phillip.
All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Police were summoned to the home which the Omaha World-Herald reported belongs to John W. Dalton, shortly before 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
John Dalton Jr., the suspect in Tuesday night’s triple homicide in north Omaha, has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service, Wednesday.  TV station WBBJ is reports that Dalton was taken into custody on the north side of Jackson, Tennessee, on Interstate 40. Omaha Police have confirmed his arrest.

 John W. Dalton, Jean Dalton and Leonna Dalton-Phillip 1.pngVictims: Suspect’s niece Leonna Dalton-Phillip [left], and his parents Jean Dalton and John W. Dalton, [both pictured right], were all pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday evening

A few hours after the shooting, friends and relatives of the victims congregated near St. Mark Baptist Church on Spaulding St., to grieve and pay their respects to their lost loved ones.
Th junior Dalton, previously served eleven years in prison for the murder of his then 22-year-old wife, Shannon Dalton, whom he shot in the head in 1998.

The couple had been married five years at the time with three children, aged six, five and three at the time of their mother’s death.
The children allegedly heard the shooting but did not see anything. Her body was discovered on the floor of their shared living room.

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The triple homicide took place in North Omaha, Nebraska  Tuesday evening shortly before 8 p.m. where they pronounced the three victims dead. All victims are closely related to fugitive suspect, John Dalton

In 1998, John Dalton Jr shot his wife, Shannon, 22, in the home they shared with the couple’s three children. Her body was found early Labor Day morning on the floor of the living room of the couple’s home.
After the shooting, Dalton escaped in his wife’s car but was pulled over a few days later in Tennessee for a traffic violation and extradited  back to Omaha to face charges.

Dalton was charged with second-degree murder, and police looked for him for two days before he turned up just north of Nashville, driving his slain wife’s Ford Tempo.

The couple’s daughters, ages 6, 5 and 3 at the time, were sleeping in a bedroom down the hallway at the time of the shooting, prosecutors said.

After Dalton’s conviction in 1999, Shannon’s mother, Floria Cullum,  told Omaha World-Herald that her daughter had wanted to get out of the relationship: “She had made up her mind,” she said.

John Dalton Jr. 4.jpgJohn Dalton Jr., the suspect in Tuesday night’s triple homicide in north Omaha, was convicted and served 11 years in prison on manslaughter charges after shooting his wife in the head and fleeing in 1998

After his eleven years in prison Dalton was released in 2010. Apparently a plea bargain saved him from serving a potential life sentence.

The children, Brittiney, Shanel and Alysha Dalton, were placed in the care of Dalton’s mother, Jean Dalton. Their grandparents, among those killed Tuesday, remained their guardians until the children became adults.
Although Dalton’s children either declined to comment to the media, Brittiney wrote on Facebook about the newest accusations against her father: “My dad literally has taken everything from us. He took my mother now my grandparents and my little cousin. I don’t think I can handle this pain. … I know what hate feels like.”

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Commenting on the most recent family debacle, her cousin Christal Hardy post a message of support for Dalton Jr’s daughters

 

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