HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The father of a woman killed along with her teenage son in a Henry County home is speaking out, calling the person who took her life a coward.
The family of Sandra White, 39, who was eight months pregnant, told Channel 2’s Tom Jones that they were planning a surprise baby shower for her this weekend, but now, will plan her funeral instead.
Police said White’s boyfriend, Anthony "Tony" Bailey Jr., 47, shot White and then shot two police officers Thursday morning before holding White's son hostage in their Stockbridge home.
The tense standoff began Thursday morning and ended with all three people, including Bailey, found dead just around 12 a.m. Friday.
Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach spoke with Sandra White's older sister, Anetria White. She told Gehlbach she went to the home looking for her sister after she didn't show up for work. She said she rang the doorbell and saw her sister's body.
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"So then I came around and saw the blood and tried to get into the garage. And I saw my sister laying on the ground in front of a car," Anetria White said.
She said she had to run from gunfire when Bailey started shooting at officers who arrived.
Sandra White's parents told Jones the killings have left them filled with pain.
"We was planning to give my daughter a baby shower. The baby was due in three weeks," Sandra White's mother, Kathie White, said.
Now Sandra White's parents are planning two funerals.
"We don't know how we're going to do it," Kathie White said. "We were looking forward to holding another grandbaby."
Kathie White said she knows her 16-year-old grandson Arkeyvion was scared during the standoff.
"That's a coward," Sandra White's father, Johnny White, said referring to Bailey. "That was very selfish of him to do something like that."
Police said they tried to resolve the situation peacefully, but Bailey had other plans. Now, the White family is wondering how are they are going to bury all of their loved ones at once.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family.
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