Roseann McCulley (l) and her young children (r)

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Man kills estranged wife and children days after she alleged domestic abuse on Facebook

He died by suicide shortly afterward.


Bryan Rolli


Published Mar 10, 2021   Updated Mar 10, 2021, 10:34 am CST

A Missouri man killed his estranged wife and two of her children days after she accused him of domestic violence in a series of Facebook posts, the Associated Press reports. He died by suicide shortly afterward. 

Last Thursday, Bobby McCulley III fatally shot his estranged wife, Roseann McCulley, and her 13-year-old son Kayden Johnson and 6-year-old daughter Kaylee Brooks. The couple’s 1-year-old daughter was later found safe. The two slain children were not Bobby McCulley’s biological children. 

The murder took place less than two weeks after the couple split. Court records indicate that Bobby McCulley filed for divorce on Feb. 28. 

Stephanie St. John, a close friend of Roseann McCulley, told KMOV she became concerned for her friend’s safety over the last two weeks. Roseann recently shared a Facebook post alleging that her husband beat her so badly she needed to be hospitalized, claiming that he “was able to stomp my chest and abdomen, so the bruising and swelling is really bad there.” She added that she received morphine through an IV to help dull the pain. 

A week later, Bobby McCulley posted on his wife’s Facebook page: “Everyone enjoying the show! More to come.” 

Police believe Bobby McCulley held his family in their home against their will for hours before killing them. Authorities say Bobby McCulley died by suicide last Friday as police were closing in on him. The couple’s 1-year-old daughter was found safe with relatives the same day.

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*First Published: Mar 10, 2021, 9:22 am CST