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Police say dad killed his 5 kids because wife was leaving

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - A sheriff's spokesman says investigators believe a father killed his five children and then himself after learning his wife was leaving him for another man.

The five children, ages 7 to 16, were found shot to death in the family's mobile home 15 miles southeast of Tacoma, on Saturday. The father was found dead at the wheel of his still-running car near the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn.

Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer tells The News Tribune of Tacoma that the man found his wife and another man together on Friday night.

Troyer says there was a confrontation and the father was devastated.

Authorities have not named the family, but relatives have identified the couple as James and Angela Harrison.

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