The divorce petition was dismissed that March, nonetheless, and Charles’ son from one other relationship told Fox 10 that his father wished to attempt to save the wedding. Nonetheless, the son (he did not need his identify made public) helped his father transfer from Arizona to Texas with JJ that month as properly.
“Lori had principally simply disappeared, and he had no thought the place she went for I believe two-ish months, and so ultimately he was like, ‘Alright, I’ve to maneuver away for JJ’s sake, for JJ’s security,’ and so he determined to maneuver to Houston,” the son stated.
Charles ultimately took JJ again to Arizona, the place Lori and Tylee had been nonetheless residing, and it was at their residence in Chandler the place Charles, 63, was fatally shot by Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, on July 11, 2019. Native headlines reported that the capturing occurred throughout a “family fight,” or “family argument.” “I bought in a combat with my brother-in-law and I shot him in self-defense,” Cox advised the 911 dispatcher.
According to Cox, Charles and Lori had been having an argument and he went to intervene, fearful that Charles would get violent together with his sister. Tylee then got here into the room with a bat, ostensibly to defend her mother, however Charles took the bat and hit Cox within the head with it. Cox advised Chandler police that he then went to his room to get his gun. Charles was shot twice within the chest.
Cox first advised police that Lori had left with the youngsters earlier than he shot Charles, however Lori advised investigators she heard the gunshots from the kitchen after which went exterior to test on the youngsters, who had been ready in Charles’ rental automobile, after which drove away in that car.