Family member comments on SUSCC shootings

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The daughter of a woman killed in an April 6 shooting at the Opelika campus of Southern Union State Community College has released comments about the crime, speaking about her mother and those who have helped her and her family.

In a statement released through a family spokesperson, Bethany May speaks highly of the students and staff at Southern Union who responded to the scene.

She said in the statement that staff and students in the school's nursing program poured out of their building to help and care for the wounded.

Thomas Franklin May III is accused of shooting his wife, 36-year-old Bethany Lynn May, of Opelika; killing her mother, 62-year old Brenda Watson, who was living in Opelika and Macon, Ga.; and wounding her grandmother, 93-year-old Maude Ethell Marshall, of Opelika.

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