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Youth pastor kills wife, daughter, daughter's boyfriend on Thanksgiving night

5 years 10 months 49 minutes ago Friday, November 24 2017 Nov 24, 2017 November 24, 2017 2:26 PM November 24, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

CHESTER, Va.- Police say a man shot and killed his wife, her daughter, and the daughter's boyfriend at their Virginia home Thanksgiving night. 

In a statement by Chesterfield County Police, officers were called to the home in Chester late Thursday for a reported alarm.

Officers found 58-year-old Jeanett Gattis; her daughter, 30-year-old Candice Kunze; and Kunze's boyfriend, 36-year-old Andrew Buthorn, dead of gunshot wounds.

Police arrested Jeanett Gattis' husband, 58-year-old Christopher R. Gattis, who was also at the scene.

Christopher Gattis is a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Chester. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bond.

Police are describing the crimes as domestic related.

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