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Texas man killed his kids and ex's boyfriend before committing suicide

  • The gunman and victims in Wednesday's murder suicide in Ponder, Texas have been identified  
  • Justin Painter murdered his three kids and his ex-wife's new boyfriend, Seth Richardson, before killing himself
  • His ex, Amanda Simpson, was also shot in the shoulder and told her story while recovering in the hospital from the wound
  • In a tearful Facebook Live video, Simpson says she warned a judge that her husband was dangerous after he tried to commit suicide last year 

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com

Published: 08:41 EDT, 17 May 2018 | Updated: 10:28 EDT, 17 May 2018

A 29-year-old mother is the only survivor after her ex-husband burst into her home Wednesday morning and murdered their children and her boyfriend, before committing suicide - after she turned down his plea to rekindle their relationship.

Amanda Simpson, 29, spoke after the terrifying murder-suicide in a Facebook Live video, as she continued to recover from a gunshot wound to her shoulder at the hospital. 

The mourning mother says she even warned a judge that her ex-husband, 39-year-old Justin Painter, was 'unstable' when he tried to commit suicide last year.

Amanda Simpson is the only survivor after her ex-husband killed their three kids and her new boyfriend, before turning the gun on himself 
Amanda Simpson is the only survivor after her ex-husband killed their three kids and her new boyfriend, before turning the gun on himself 

Amanda Simpson is the only survivor after her ex-husband killed their three kids and her new boyfriend, before turning the gun on himself 

Simpson sobbed from her hospital bed as she recounted how she warned a judge last year that her husband was dangerous 

'I made it very clear to the judge that he was mentally unstable. And they didn't listen. So now, I don't have my babies,' Simpson said in the video. 

The night before the bloodbath, Simpson said that her ex-husband called her and asked to get back together, but she turned him down.

The next morning,  around 8:30am, she says Painter stormed into her Ponder, Texas home and shot at her, their three children, and her new boyfriend, 29-year-old Seth Richardson,  before turning the gun on himself.

Simpsons three kids are pictured from left to right: Caydence, Odin and Drake 
Simpsons three kids are pictured from left to right: Caydence, Odin and Drake 

Simpsons three kids are pictured from left to right: Caydence, Odin and Drake 

Simpson and her ex-husband Justin Painter are pictured above. Simpson was the only survivor of the massacre 
Simpson and her ex-husband Justin Painter are pictured above. Simpson was the only survivor of the massacre 

Simpson and her ex-husband Justin Painter are pictured above. Simpson was the only survivor of the massacre 

Painter; his three kids Odin, Caydence and Drake; and Richardson were all pronounced dead at the scene.

Both Painter and Richardson were found dead in a bedroom of the home. 

Two dogs were also removed from the home and are now being cared for by a neighbor. 

Authorities have not released the ages of the three kids, but Simpson wrote in an Instagram post that the oldest, Odin, is nine.  

While Simpson's physical wounds will heal, she will be forever haunted by the deaths of her children. 

The shooting happened around 8:30am Wednesday morning, at Simpson's home in Ponder, Texas 
The shooting happened around 8:30am Wednesday morning, at Simpson's home in Ponder, Texas 

The shooting happened around 8:30am Wednesday morning, at Simpson's home in Ponder, Texas 

Her three kids, boyfriend and ex-husband were all pronounced dead at the scene  
Her three kids, boyfriend and ex-husband were all pronounced dead at the scene  

Her three kids, boyfriend and ex-husband were all pronounced dead at the scene  

Cops took a red car in as evidence after the Wednesday murder-suicide  
Cops took a red car in as evidence after the Wednesday murder-suicide  

Cops took a red car in as evidence after the Wednesday murder-suicide  

'I've relived it over and over and every time I close my eyes, I see my babies… I see them dead. Every time I close my eyes, you don't want to know what I see,' she said in the video. 

Records show that Simpson and Painter were married in 2012 and divorced in 2017. 

Now Simpson is dealing with a potential surgery and burying her kids and boyfriend.  

'I have to start funeral arrangements and don’t know where to begin with that,' Simpson said. 

Friends have started a GoFundMe to help the grieving woman with that. So far, more than $1,300 has been raised.  

Simpson is pictured above with her three children in this Facebook snap 
Simpson is pictured above with her three children in this Facebook snap 

Simpson is pictured above with her three children in this Facebook snap 

The night before the murder-suicide, Painter (pictured above with his three kids) allegedly called his ex and asked to get back together 
The night before the murder-suicide, Painter (pictured above with his three kids) allegedly called his ex and asked to get back together 

The night before the murder-suicide, Painter (pictured above with his three kids) allegedly called his ex and asked to get back together 

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