FLOWER MOUND, Texas – A stay-at-home mother in an affluent Dallas suburb fatally shot her husband and two children as they slept before killing herself, police said.
Detectives were reviewing a suicide note left in the house, where Andrea Roberts killed her husband, Michael Lewis Roberts, and children, Micayla, 11, and Dylan, 7, police said. Each had a single gunshot wound to the head.
Their bodies were found in their beds when next-door neighbor Tim Warren and Michael Roberts' mother checked on the family in the morning at the request of her son's employer after he missed a business meeting.
Michael and Andrea Roberts, both 41, had attended Micayla's soccer game the night before, Warren said.
"They seemed like the ideal couple, the ideal mom and dad," said Warren, who has lived next to the Roberts for about seven years. "Their kids were their lives."
Michael Roberts was a caring father who ran his own consulting business, Warren said. Andrea Roberts often volunteered as a room mother in her children's classes, said Charlotte Carson, a neighbor.
"She would always volunteer and step up," Carson said. "One of her biggest flaws was she couldn't say no."
Officers had responded to a domestic dispute call at the home, about 30 miles northwest of Dallas, in January after the couple had a disagreement. There were no injuries or arrests, police Lt. Wendell Mitchell said.
By Tuesday evening, neighbors had left flowers and signs on the front porch of the red brick home. One sign read, "We love you Roberts family."