Alejandro Gallardo killed the 6- and 8-year-old girls sometime early Wednesday in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson before he took his own life. Neighbors reported hearing fireworks as residents rang in the new year — which may have masked the sounds of Gallardo’s slaughter.
Aniarael Macias’ cause of death is unknown. ABC 15
Connie Villa, 35, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Aniarael Macias. Villa has also been charged with four counts of attempted murder after allegedly forcing her other children to swallow prescription drugs and stabbing her ex-husband in the torso.